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College of Applied Studies and Community ServicesStaff at King Saud University's College of Applied Studies and Community Service have reached out to their recent graduates during a recent meeting, helping to build on their skills and teach them more about the labor market.

The meeting saw the vice dean of the College, Dr. Hend A. Alwathnani, join the head of the Development and Quality Unit, Safa Alqarzae, to outline the keenness of the college to ensure the labour market was considered during and after education.

The college is a pioneer in the field of applied community service and provides training courses to build and prepare an individual for work in human resources, administration, and finance to the high quality and efficiency required by the market.

Alqarzae told attendees her unit works hard to pursue the goal of developing quality teaching methods and techniques to encourage the comprehensive development of all skills into advance levels.

KSU graduate Wafa Almekdam spoke of her success finding a job with her skills gained in the college program which now sees her working as a deputy manager within the Iman Hospital.

Later Director of the National Bank (Central Region), Ms. Lamia Almoammar and The Director of Customer Service at Alinma Bank, Professor Sarah Albaty, spoke about how the goals of the college match employer expectations while also answering questions from the audience.

A panel discussion also saw the assembled experts and graduate students answer questions about their opinions of the labour market and their personal experiences finding work and looking for employees.

Finally a skills workshop gave students the chance to practice writing a resume and participate in mock job interviews under the supervision of a certified trainer.

Written by Mona Al Mousa

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