(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) As many as 700 Omani students who are going to the US on scholarships interacted with local companies at a two-day event organised by the Oman American Business Council (OABC) in cooperation with the US Embassy in Muscat.
Hosted by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) the event was attended by Asya al Lamki cultural attach of the Omani Embassy in Washington DC Dr Kahlan bin Nabhan al Kharusi assistant grand mufti of Oman and Ahmed al Azri director of external scholarships at MoHE.
'This event presented a great opportunity to establish a strong relationship between this group of students and our members in preparation for their entry into the workforce after graduation' Jonathan Cooper OABC board member and executive vice president of Vision Investment Services Company was quoted in a release as saying. 'One of OABC's goals is to facilitate the establishment of an internship exchange programme for students in Oman and in the US' said Cooper.
Besides SME mentorship OABC also focuses on internship programmes. Six months ago OABC's board of directors was approached by a group of students and graduates from SQU who presented the Jisser Student Internship Platform project under which companies provide internships to graduates.
OABC agreed to support the students with this initiative and invited them to share their ideas at the event.