Gulf Banks sponsored NUKS-US Conference
KUWAIT: Gulf Bank provided its platinum sponsorship for the 32nd National Union of Kuwaitis Students (NUKS) conference in the United States. The conference, which is being sponsored by the Bank for the third consecutive year, which took place 2628 November at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California.
The NUKS-USA conference was the largest annual gathering of Kuwaitis outside the country. More than 3,500 students enrolled in colleges and universities across the United States are attending the conference. The conference spanned three days and included numerous formal and informal activities. These included: lectures; workshops; a career fair; elections for the new NUKS board; and the opportunity to network amongst themselves and the institutional representatives taking part in the event.
During the first day’s events, the Bank took part in the Career Fair. In addition to discussing career options and holding interviews, the participants were able to register for Gulf Bank’s special prize draw. This year’s draw is being done by raffle and is open to all students participating in the conference. To enter the raffle draw, students merely had to sign up at the Gulf Bank booth in the career fair area. The draw prizes will be prepaid gift cards, from $2,500 for the grand prize: second and third prize winners will win $1650 each; the remaining twelve winners will win prizes of $1,000 and $500.
Later in the evening, Gulf Bank representatives Salma Al-Hajjaj, General Manager of Human Resources at Gulf Bank, and Tareq Al-Saleh, Assistant General Manager of Investments at Gulf Bank, participated in the opening ceremony dinner. During the dinner, Gulf Bank showed a video presenting its “Ajyal” Graduate Development Program. The video about the Ajyal (Generations) Graduate Development Program highlighted the strategic importance the Bank places on nurturing local talent and providing opportunities to Kuwaiti nationals to assume leadership positions within the Bank.
During the conference, the Bank also sponsored the ‘Start-Up Panel’ (Tajriba Al Oula) where students presented business startup ideas to a panel of judges.
The Bank also held two workshops, one on “Gender Diversity and Women in the Workplace” by Salma Al-Hajjaj, who discussed the challenges she overcame in her successful professional journey and shared ideas about diversity in the 21st century workplace. The other workshop was on “Global Investments Firms Landscape: Introduction to Asset Management Firms and Investment Banking” by Tareq Al-Saleh, who provided an overview of the investment industry, including career options.
Gulf Bank’s team