Immediate release VCUQatar participates in Qatar Career Fair 2009

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Doha, Qatar – Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is participating in Qatar Career Fair
2009, the official career fair of the State of Qatar, from 12 to 16 April 2009 at the Doha Exhibition

Through its participation in QCF 2009, VCUQatar is educating Qatari students about the various
opportunities in design and how design in Qatar today is facilitating the innovation process be it in
business, fashion, architecture or advertising and other media. Ahmed Zagmout, Recruitment
Officer at VCUQatar, will make a presentation to Qatari students on 16 April at 9:00 AM and 11:30
AM at QCF elaborating on the impact of design. Those interested in learning about the many
prospects design has to offer are invited to attend the presentation.

The aim of QCF 2009 is not just to provide job opportunities to Qataris but also make them aware
of the other opportunities available in the market in training and development in the different
business sectors. VCUQatar continues playing a central role in the contemporary business and
cultural life of Qataris and Middle Easterners in the realm of design. VCUQatar graduates work in
various positions in the government and ministries in Qatar and in the private sector and many have
also gone on to successfully establish their own businesses.

VCUQatar has participated in QCF since its inception and the response its participation has
garnered has been immense. The university continues to support the design community in Qatar
through the many gallery exhibitions, international conferences, lecture series, field studies, world-
class fashion shows and workshops with visiting delegates presented each year, and hopes to carry
on playing a key role in supporting the development of Qatar.

Qatar Career Fair 2009, organized under the aegis of Qatar Foundation, takes place between 12 and
16 April and has a series of educational workshops and activities being conducted during the event.
The event also acts as a platform for professional establishments and businesses to present their
expertise to the youth of Qatar. For more information on VCUQatar’s presentation on 16 April,
please visit booth number EHSB 07.

 About Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar:
Established in the US in 1838 and in Qatar in 1998 Virginia Commonwealth University
offers students from all over the world the opportunity to earn Bachelor of Fine Arts
degrees in fashion, graphic and interior design. A team of highly skilled professors provide
rigorous curricula that prepare students to assume leadership roles in the professional
design field of their choice. VCUQatar regularly organizes and hosts exhibitions, gallery
events, world-class conferences and holds an annual fashion show. VCUQatar is
supported and funded by the Qatar Foundation. For more information please visit or call +974 492 7245.

About Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
Contact: Priya D’Souza Office : +974-492 7807
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Founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and
chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation is a
private, non-profit organization committed to the principle that a nation’s greatest natural
resource is its people. The headquarters of Qatar Foundation are located within its
flagship project, Education City, a fourteen million square-meter campus which hosts
numerous progressive learning institutions and centers of research, including branch
campuses of six of the world’s leading universities, plus a cutting-edge research and
development center. Qatar Foundation also works to enhance the quality of life in Qatar by
investing in community health and development.
For more information please visit:

Contact: Priya D’Souza Office : +974-492 7807
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