Qatar Career Development Centre (QCDC) has released the ninth edition of its annual Career Guide magazine, which features a slew of articles, interviews, and useful tips from
The new issue of QCDC’s guide touches on a variety of topics, from medical studies and related work prospects, to Qatari women’s success stories in the healthcare sector. It also sheds light on a series of key initiatives launched by inspiring Qatari figures, who have spearheaded efforts to support youth and help develop their skills. The publication also highlights the contribution of national service in developing the characters of Qatari youth and empowering them to tackle future challenges.
The cover of the new issue features Olympic medallist, Ibtihaj Muhammad, who made history by becoming the first American, hijab-wearing athlete to participate in the Olympic Games during the Summer of 2016, before winning the bronze medal in the Saber fencing competition to, once again, enter the history books as the first female Muslim-American athlete to claim an
Olympic medal.
The former world champion visited Doha during the National Sport Day celebrations, where she participated in various activities, including an inspiring lecture hosted by QF as part of its Education City Speaker Series.
Ibtihaj spoke about her journey, not only as an Olympic athlete, but also as an activist, entrepreneur, and writer. “I always seek to be a model for others who try to achieve positive change. I feel that my journey in sports as a woman is a journey for all of us, in the sense that I want the girls who are like me to see themselves in my place someday, to see themselves in non-traditional roles, and to know that they have to take the initiative in order to achieve what they want,” she said.
In his welcome note, Abdulla al-Mansoori, director, QCDC – a member of Qatar Foundation – said, “We are pleased to present the ninth edition of Career Guide magazine to our dear readers. Your unprecedented interaction with the previous editions, both through the mobile application and the print and digital copies, showed us how keen you are to acquire every piece of information possible that might help you in exploring your abilities and enhancing your perspectives. As a result, we have decided to publish the magazine on a
semi-annual basis.”
In the Exploring Careers section, readers learn about the professions of a clinical pharmacist, museum curator, aviation security inspector, chemical engineer, and translator through interviews with industry professionals, who discuss their job prospects and dynamics.
The issue also features a special interview with legal expert Hussain Khalil Heji, director of Visually Impaired Friends Qatar. Heji discussed the nature of working in the legal field and his endeavour to change society’s view of the visually impaired, as well as his hopes and aspirations in the field of community development.