QBG celebrates success of SQU summer interns
Seven students graduated the company's inaugural internship programme
Qurum Business Group (QBG) has announced that seven of the 11 interns it had from the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) in Oman have successfully graduated from the company’s inaugural internship programme.
The eight-week internship enabled the undergraduate students to learn first-hand from experienced professionals about QBG’s diversified services to complement their respective fields of study.
The students’ accomplishments were recognised by a certificate of excellence, awarded to each as a testament to the skills demonstrated during their internship.
“We are incredibly proud of our Omani roots and therefore have a strong sense of responsibility to nurture the future of the country,” said Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Ahmed Al Hosni, vice chairman and president, QBG.
“Our internship program rewards the experience of knowledge-sharing in the working-world and will not only serve to significantly enhance the theoretical approach delivered at the university, but carry the students into the business world with legitimate practical experience.”
“QBG staff revelled in their mentorship of SQU’s young stars and sincerely look forward to watching them grow as the next generation of Omani business leaders,” Al Hosni added.
Commenting on the programme, Randa Al Waheedi, who was an intern in the accounting department, said: “I am thrilled to have been awarded this opportunity by a business group as prestigious as QBG.”
“The constructive criticism I received from seasoned professionals has aided a far greater understanding of the practical side of business on my part,” Al Waheedi said. “I now understand that academic theory alone is not sufficient, we need a strong combination of both elements if we are to be truly successful.”
Sultan Al Yarubi, an intern in the marketing department, said: “I have been considerably motivated by the ‘realness’ of my experience at QBG, to the extent that I now aim to begin my own company after completing my studies.”
“My time in an active business environment has provided a context through which my theoretical understanding of business has been enhanced,” Al Yarubi said. “I am confident that my performance in the end of year exams will directly benefit from my internship.”
QBG has said its talent development program is set to continue, with plans already being discussed with SQU and other academic institutions across the Sultanate.