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School of Business Administration Outreach Program – PricewaterhouseCoopers
Tips on CV writing and preparing for interviews
15/03/2017

 
The Student Retention and Success Office and the School of Business Administration hosted two workshops PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) - one on March 1st and the second on March 15th 2017, where around 200 students gathered. The objective was to provide tips on CV writing and help prepare students for interviews, particularly in Finance and Accounting jobs.
 
The following members from PWC conducted the workshop: Ghassan Yusuf, Assistant Manager Nationalization PwC Middle East, Luyi Senabulya, Regional Recruiting Director for PwC Middle East, and Zara Cooper, Middle East Graduate Programme Manager
 
Lina Abou Zaki a BBA student commented, “It was a valuable session where I had a rare opportunity to view the hiring process from the perspective of experienced employers directly from within the corporate world. I learned about common mistakes and useful tips that are completely invisible and out of mind from the perspective of an applicant but can make a serious difference when presenting yourself as one. Plunging into the job market young and inexperienced is extremely intimidating and bewildering and it was both reassuring and helpful to receive level and relevant guidance at such a critical time.”
 
Danial Khan a BBA student commented, “I'm super glad to have attended such an informative event. The speakers were extremely friendly and created a fun atmosphere where they were happy to answer all of our questions. It was also really cool to see a fellow AUDian representing such a giant company.”
 
Dr. Assaad Farah, Associate Dean of School of Business Administration and Dr. Udo Braendle, Chair of Business and Economics emphasized the importance of CV writing and interview preparation for fresh graduates. They believe that “in today’s challenging job market, grades and degrees need to be supported by a well-articulated and organized CV as well as strong interview skills in order to maximize the chance of obtaining a job.”
 
Kaltham Al Hashimi a BBA student commented, “If you want to get a job, you should probably listen to those guys. Everything mentioned, from the way HR scans your resume to how exaggerating and lying on CVs could come back to hurt you, couldn't be said flawlessly with a twist of humor anywhere else; trust me, it was like if the simpler version of the worksheet on "How to Create the Perfect Resume/CV" comically came to life.” 
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