Our biennial Careers Fair is coming soon! In preparation for the “Careers Fair 2020”, 27 members of the committee, students and members of the PTA held a formal executive meeting at the Boutique Hotel, Manna. With all the members dressed sharply, talks and presentations were given on the upcoming events for the Careers Fair. The day began with our very own Dr Hawthorne welcoming all the members and introducing each team. The opening was followed by Ms Tracey Rich and Ms Zena Habboush talking about the world of work.
After we had been inspired, each team got up and presented the great work they had already accomplished and the tasks that lie ahead. This allowed the entire committee to be aware of what everyone was doing and where the entire planning procedure is. The Finance Directors (Tai Bekar and Derin Alemdar) gave us an insightful overview of what the role of a finance department is and how each team can work with them to stick to the budget. Communications (Leen Mshasha, Seungjune Min, Giulia Renzi) talked about which speakers had been contacted and how important the role of Communications is to the success of any project. The Marketing team (Vlad Geana, Maksut O’Connor, Anisia Petruccelli, Muzna Shahjahan, Bara’a El-Shafie) showed us all the work they had done on the logo and even detailed the fonts and colours to be used in order to attain a professional, corporate look. The Publishing and Media team (Ashton Hawthorne Sommers, Asad Haider, Asiye Kanatlar, Stefan Fieraru, Genavieve Rich) gave us a glimpse of the new, more student-friendly booklet and played a trailer movie of the fair that will be going out this week. Finally, the Operating Directors (Enis Sharshari, Eren I'Anson, Pablo Estela, Daghan Isil) gave an overview of the booking and planning for the day and proposed a theme for the day and an afternoon activity.
We then had a short coffee break, where we were presented with delicious sweets and snacks, so much so that all of us for sure went for round two.
After that relaxing time, it was time to discuss as a group the official Theme and Logo of the 2020 Careers Fair, along with what tasks laid ahead. During this session, everyone gave their input and spoke their minds. We all discussed in great detail the logo, its connection to the theme and also the activities before and on the Careers Fair Day.
This day was extremely enjoyable and productive. It allowed everyone to see that the only way to succeed was to collaborate and act as one entity, rather than individual units. We all look forward to the Careers Fair and hope to make it the best one so far, for all of you guys and ourselves. Special thanks to Ms Aycan Al-gethami for kindly offering the use of the Boutique Hotel Manna in Sisli and the delicious snacks!