February 21, 2017: Lecture on "Soft Skills Required by Employers"
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has conducted a lecture to the College students on Tuesday, 21st of February, 2017, in the Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH). The lecture was entitled (Soft Skills Required by Employers), presented by two of Saudi experts from the Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden); Engr. Majed ALShanqeeti, Director, ICT-SS Customer Relationships Management, Information & Communication Tech Shared Services, and Mr. Khalid AL Nufaie, Sr. Specialist, HR Planning & Capability Development, Strategic Talent Management.
Mr. Khalid AL Nufaie started the lecture by presenting the importance of soft skills to secure a job, using Ma'aden Company as an example. He explained the multiple skills required in the labor market in addition to the academic and certification qualifications. He listed a number of competencies and skills, such as communication skills and teamwork, cooperation and problem-solving skills, and conflict-resolution skills as well the skills of the ability to make decisions, leadership and self-motivation.
Engr. Majed Al-Shangiti started his presentation by presenting the JUC vision and mission and comparing between the educational outcomes of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering - as an example - and the expected input from the new graduate when joining a company, such as Ma'aden. He explained the techniques of summarizing an educational life journey into a 40- minute-interview and what interviewers are looking for, recommending some tips for preparing a resume to secure an interview and some tips to maximize the "employability", such as the appearance and punctuality and the need to convince employers what you can add to the organization and what makes you different from another candidate for the same job.
The lecture was attended by the College Deputy for Academic Affairs, Dr. Saleh al-Zahrani, Dr. Bashir Ghandi, Chairperson for Computer Science and Engineering – Male Branch, Ms. Tabassum Sultana, Chairperson for Computer Science and Engineering – Female Branch, in addition to a number of faculty members from both branches and a large number of male and female students
February 14, 2017 Seminar on "Teaching Strategies"
Teaching Strategies seminar discussed some techniques that the faculty members can adopt to improve student learning. Dr. Mariam Elhussein from Dammam University was invited as a speaker. The Speaker insisted that the teaching style should consider the different types of learners like visual, auditory, kinetic etc. and the learning environment needs to be more interactive.
January 11, 2017 Seminar on "Classroom Management Strategies"
Professional Development Seminar on Classroom Management. Ms. Navdeep Kaur was invited to give a speech on the said topic to the Computer Science Faculty Members. She discussed several behavior challenges of students like hyperactivity, attention-seeking, distractive students and the strategies to help to improve the behavior management in the classroom. She insisted that every student of the class has to be engaged in the curriculum and she suggested some ways to keep the students engaged. The seminar was fruitful for the faculty members.
Outstanding Achievement Reward
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, under the supervision of the College Administration, decided to reward the outstanding students in the department who have distinctive performance and attitude from junior and senior levels (Term 311) . The list included the following students:
- Ali Al-Soliman 28110073 (GPA 3.47)
- Bader Al-Romekani-29110037 (GPA 3.38)
- Salman Al-Hamali 271100008 (GPA 3.36)
- Fahad Al-Thumairy 271100029 (GPA 3.24)
- Hussain Al Dawood- 29110061 (GPA 2.99)
- Abdullah Al-Qassemi 28110013 (GPA 2.98)
- Mohammed Al-Qassemi 271100075 (GPA 2.97)