WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways will be acting as a Gold Sponsor for the first ever Qatari Students Career Fair, to be held from November 1st-3rd at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park in Washington, DC. Hundreds of Qatari students from around the United States will have the opportunity to meet representatives, conduct interviews and discuss sponsorship opportunities with 11 different government institutions and Qatari companies, including Qatar Airways.
In attendance will be Guest of Honour, Ambassador Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi, Qatari Ambassador to the United States; Dr Mohammed Abdul Wahed Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar; Qatar Airways SVP Contracts and Procurement, Mohsen Alshayef.
"As part of the 2030 Qatari National Vision, we are proud to sponsor this incredible event and to help motivate the next generation of Qatari business leaders," said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akbar Al Baker. "We are confident that, given the proper support and opportunities, these bright, young students can find rewarding careers within some of Qatar's finest companies."
The Qatar Airways Nationalisation Department, a division of the airline dedicated to the development of Qatari talent, will be marketing 23 different majors during the 2013 US Career Fair as well as Scholarship programs, Graduate Development Programme, Internship program and Aviation Management Programme and actual job interviews. The department will host airline-sponsored Qatari students from around the U.S. as well as graduate developees and new employees based in Doha to share their experiences as a Qatar Airways-sponsored student.
"Since the start of the Qatar Airways National Scholarship Programme in 2011, we have welcomed into the airline highly talented, self-motivated, and studious young men and women that have benefitted from the resources we provide in their academic journeys," said Qatar Airways Vice President Nationalisation, Dr. Kholode Al-Obaidli.
"The airline is renowned for excellence and similarly, in Qatar Airways' scholarship programme we have welcomed aspiring students that share in this vision and inclination towards being the best that they can be in everything they do.
"We are proud to be meeting young men and women during the upcoming career fair, and introduce them to the enriching and diverse programme that Qatar Airways offers," remarked Dr. Obaidli
Currently, there are 733 Qatari students in the United States. 328 are sponsored by Qatar's Higher Education Institute, and 405 are self-financed.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 16 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 127 aircraft to 133 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and The Americas.
In 2013, Qatar Airways has launched ten destinations to date – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman), Basra (Iraq), Sulaymaniyah (Iraq), Chengdu (China), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Ta'if (Saudi Arabia) and Clark Manila International Airport (Philippines).
Over the next few months, the network will grow further with Sharjah, UAE (March 1, 2014), Dubai World Central, UAE (March 1, 2014), Philadelphia, USA (April 2, 2014) and Miami, USA (10 June 2014).
Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France in June. The airline was awarded World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
The airline has also been named Best Airline in the Middle East for the seventh year in a row, and its Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport named Best Premium Service Airport for the third consecutive year in 2013. Qatar Airways has also twice been the recipient of the prestigious Skytrax Airline of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012. Skytrax is the only global independent passenger survey monitoring airline standards and is considered the ultimate benchmark for excellence in the airline industry.
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 family of aircraft. On 30 October 2013, Qatar Airways will join the oneworld global alliance. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.
For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 44302072, Fax: +974 44302069
SOURCE Qatar Airways