The RIT Dubai Alumni and Corporate Partners Gathering took place yesterday on March 24, 2015 at the Address Downtown. Speakers included HE Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nayhan, Chair of RIT Dubai Board of Directors and Dr. Jeremy Heafner, Senior VP of Academic Affairs & Provost. Both speakers empazise on the importance of RIT Dubai’s vision towards building human capital in the UAE and Ms. Asma Lootah, RIT Dubai Alumna, MS Finance 2011 & RIT Dubai Alumni Association Chapter Leader also spoke about the value of quality education.
In a panel discussion on the importance of cooperative education and industry practices the following attendees shared their insights:
Ms. Nicole Ferreira, Global Talent Recruitment Manager, Leadership Programs GE Corporate, MENAT
Mr. Abdul Qadir Qaizar, Electrical Engineering BS student and former GE intern
Mr. Ahmed Salama, Country HR Lead, UAE-United Technologies
Ms. Joanna Jayawickrema, Mechanical Engineering BS student and current UTC intern
The event was well attended by RIT Dubai Alumni from RIT Dubai and the main campus, faculty from NY and RIT Dubai and RIT Dubai Partners.