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JLL participates in career fairs across MENA

Day of presentations and workshops to help pave the way for students to enter the real estate industry

JLL (NYSE: JLL), the professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate, has today announced that it will be participating in various career fairs in leading universities in the Middle East & North Africa region. Since 2011, JLL has been exhibiting in  various universities such as Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia, American University in Cairo and many more in countries such as Lebanon & UK. JLL also has partnered with Heriot-Watt University in Dubai to support Heriot-Watt’s Real Estate Management and Development Masters degree course and their local education initiatives by encouraging and promoting professional real estate skills across the UAE to the very highest international standards.

The Career Day gives students direct exposure and networking opportunities with world organizations, as well as supports the development of their networking and employability skills. This event helps students make important decisions and it shows them the steps to take after graduating from university and seeking employment.

Shameel Ahmed, Human Resources Director for JLL MENA said: “We are excited that this year's Career Days across the region will be focussed on providing specific advice on career development strategies and on enhancing participants' skills in job search tactics. We will also be hosting  workshops session led by members of the HR team as well as the graduates or interns who are currently working with  JLL. The workshops will include general practical advice on considerations for graduates entering the workforce for the first time.”

He added: “Our participation reflects our ongoing commitment to be a leader in the real estate industry and engage with students and graduates who may be interested in pursuing a career in this industry in the Middle East. At JLL, we are pleased to offer Summer Internships, longer term internships and a MENA graduate programme, which is a structured two year programme with monthly rotations in departments across JLL’s departments.”

In 2014, JLL is lined up to participate in many other careers day, which will be taking place across the Middle East and UK as per the list below:
  • Paris-Sorbonne University, Abu Dhabi (25th March)
  • Heriot-Watt University, Dubai (27th March)
  • American University of Beirut, Lebanon (24th, 25th April)
  • The American University in Cairo, Egypt (3rd May)
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran KSA (05th – 08th May)