ACK students had the experience of a lifetime as they completed an internship program with the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).
As a part of ACK's continuous efforts to improve the skills of its students and in preparing them for the real-world corporate responsibilities, ACK has collaborated with NBK to provide training to its students through a 3-week internship program. Over the years, NBK has remained the leading and largest financial institution in Kuwait with effective market dominance in the commercial banking market.
ACK delivers a unique mix of practical and theoretical learning, therefore the College strongly believes in providing internship opportunities to its students, such as this, to experience things taught in the classroom and how they are applied in a professional setting. In turn, this provides ACK graduates with invaluable skills and knowledge to further their development and prepare them for their professional careers.
ACK students had the experience of a lifetime as they completed an internship program with “Ameed Plaza”, a company specialized in the fields of trade, food & beverage, marketing solutions, advertising and real estate consultation.
As a part of ACK's continuous efforts to improve the skills of its students and in preparing them for the real-world corporate responsibilities, ACK has collaborated with Ameed Plaza to provide training to its students through an internship program.
ACK delivers a unique mix of practical and theoretical learning. Therefore, the College strongly believes in providing internship opportunities to its students, such as this, to experience things taught in the classroom and how they are applied in a professional setting. In turn, this provides ACK graduates with invaluable skills and knowledge to further their development and prepare them for their professional careers.
ACK has won the 2016 University Athletics Association of Kuwait (UAAK) Basketball League’s Championship Cup outperforming other university teams, including AUM, GUST, AUK, and AOU.
The UAAK tournament is known for its competitive atmosphere, whereby university teams face each other in a grueling schedule over several months with the leader crowned Champion and holder of the cup until the following season.
ACK participated in the Second “World InterUniversities Championship – EuroRoma 2016” held in Rome, Italy. The tournament witnessed participation from all over Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America in the four day championship with approximately 2,500 university students!
For the consecutive second year, ACK was the only university participating from Kuwait and it was represented by its male football team, female futsal team and the table tennis team.
ACK congratulates all its athletes while encouraging them to participate in sports and health-related activities, only benefiting them in their pursuit of achieving their academic and non-academic goals.
ACK held its 2nd Health Day for students, staff, Alumni and families. The objective of the event was to raise awareness on Prostate Cancer and the importance of its early detection.
ACK’s Business Management students played an integral role in organizing the Health Day, as students have been studying Event Management this semester and relished the opportunity to put their new-found event skills into real life practice. They were responsible for planning and implementing a large number of activities for the children’s program, as well as creating a diverse program that included parkour, bubble ball football, slippery slides, magic shows and educational games in line with the event’s ‘Movember’ theme.
Organized by the Office of the Dean, a Decathlon was also set up for students, staff and graduates of ACK, including different sports activities, such as football, basketball, tennis and volleyball. Winning teams were awarded gold medals and trophies.
The event was concluded by a donation of KD/1,000 to the representatives of the Cancer Awareness National Campaign (CAN) on behalf of ACK students, staff and Alumni as a sign of support to the cause.
ACK Toastmasters’ members participated in the Divisional Contest during April 2016 at The American University of Kuwait. Three members competed in various sections of the competition. Tasneem Kamal (President of the Club) entered the International Speech section of the contest with her speech, “What Goes Around, Comes Around”. Toastmaster Athari Al Awadi (Vice President Education) also participated in the International Speech section with her speech titled “Human Rights Behind the Scenes“.
Ms. Yvonne van Zyl, Mentor and Coach of the ACK Toastmasters Club, took part in the Humorous Speech category. Her speech, “The Pits”, won this section. Altogether 15 certificates were awarded to the ACK contestants for various categories of prizes.
The Alumni and Career Placement Center at ACK hosted the “Youth Employment Symposium” organized by Tmkeen, featuring the internationally renowned speaker and Founder of Gearup Program, Dr. Lena Ramfelt. Under the title of “Creating a Successful Career Path” Dr. Lena advised ACK Alumni and students on how to create a prosperous career future.
Recruitment staff from the Kuwait Finance House (KFH) joined the event to offer services to ACK Alumni and students such as career counseling and planning.
The mission of the Alumni and Career Placement Center at ACK is to preserve and support the relationship between ACK and all its graduates through quality career services and outstanding benefits. The Center offers a myriad of services and benefits to ACK Alumni that range from personal to professional development, such as career counseling, assistance in securing career opportunities, networking platforms, community service and much more. To learn more, please visit ACK website: www.ack.edu.kw
A “Best Paper Award” at the 18th International Conference on Materials and Structural Integrity in Vancouver, Canada was rewarded to ACK. The Paper was presented by three Professors from the School of Engineering at ACK, Dr. Nader Ghareeb, Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering Department, Dr. Mohammad Gaith - Head of School of Engineering and Dr. Sayed Mohamad Soleimani, Assistant Professor and Head of Civil Engineering Department.
The International Conference on Materials and Structural Integrity brings together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share experiences and research results on all aspects of Materials and Structural Integrity. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Materials and Structural Integrity.
The Alumni and Career Placement Center at ACK organized a Recognition Ceremony to celebrate the placement of ACK alumni at Huawei Technologies Kuwait Co WLL. (Huawei) in Summer 2016. Executives from Huawei and ACK attended the event.
Engineer Sager Al Sharhan -Acting Chief Operations Officer at ACK presented an award to Mr. Xu Qing - Chief Human Resources Officer at Huawei, as a token of appreciation for the efforts and support provided by Huawei to ACK alumni.
The Alumni and Career Placement Center at ACK and Staff from Huawei have established close communications to ensure ongoing collaborations between the two entities. Huawei will offer even more training opportunities in the near future through the opening of their Kuwait Innovation & Training Center in Al - Hamra Mall, Kuwait.
The School of Engineering at ACK hosted its first Internship Ceremony to recognize 25 students who participated in a pilot “Spring/Summer internship Program”. Among the attendees were employers from diverse industries who supervised and coached the students over a six- week internship experience.
The employers who hosted student interns included Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Refrigeration Industries, Schlumberger, Kharafi National, Gulf Consult, Weatherford International, GOFSCO and Petroleum Coke Industries.
At the start of the 2016 academic year, the School of Engineering introduced a new internship model adapted from a Canadian post-secondary institution with a long standing history of generating work ready graduates. This model included employment preparation workshops and an internship assignment that enables students to reflect on their capabilities as engineers.
The School of Engineering is pleased with its internship initiative that has ultimately shaped a new learning model. Bridging academic learning with applied work experience that enables students to develop necessary skills to attain success.