Gulf Banks spon­sored NUKS-US Con­fer­ence

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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

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