The Career Planning and Placement Section of the Center for Career Placement and Alumni at the United Arab Emirates University organized a lecture entitled “Make your decision and choose your major” in the Theater in the College of Information Technology (female campus) on Tuesday 9th of February 2016. Both male and female students attended the session.
The lecture was given by Professor Abeer Al Shuaibi, a counselor in the Career Planning and Advising Service. He said that, “The aim was to help students chose their career orientation and assist them in choosing a suitable major.” This is in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) who provide information through their Career Planning System (by Kuder).
40% of students change their field of study after the first year because they chose the wrong major, thus wasting time and effort, resulting in dissatisfaction and poor performance.
This lecture is part of the university’s role in meeting the needs of the future labor market by supplying well-qualified graduates.