University & Career Pathways

Unique University & Career Opportunities to Shape the Future of our Students

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GEMS Student Employment

What is Student Employment?

A core component of mypathtouni.com, the GEMS Student Employment initiative is designed to provide students with experiential and competency-based learning through internships, volunteer work, apprenticeships, and part-time and graduate jobs.

It utilises GEMS Education’s extensive network of partnerships with industry leaders across the region and beyond to offer students opportunities to gain real-world experience.

Through continuous student profiling and CV building, the programme facilitates active and engaging opportunities and a choice of various industry pathways, while performance expectations, attendance and feedback allow students and employers to reflect on outcomes, helping to enhance curriculums and define the skills required for the future.

What’s on offer?

INTERNSHIPS

Opportunities for students to gain hands-on career experience tied to their academic programme.

VOLUNTEER WORK

The chance to help solve community needs on a voluntary basis and build CVs for future employment and education.

MY PATH TO UNI

Access employment and work experience opportunities through mypathtouni.com.

GAP YEAR PLACEMENTS

Opportunities for high school graduates to gain full-time work experience and earn money before continuing their educational journey.

PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT

Resources and opportunities for graduates and alumni to help them achieve their goals for future careers and higher education.

GEMS CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Opportunities to learn from industry partners, obtain work experience and gain industry qualifications.

SUMMER & PART-TIME JOBS

Opportunities to gain valuable work experience and earn money while still studying in high school.

EXPERIENTIAL-BASED CURRICULA

Opportunities to follow the IB Career- related Programme (CP) and BTEC curriculum.

RAHHAL PROGRAMME

Take advantage of the flexibility afforded by the UAE’s Rahhal initiative.

OLIV

Access Oliv (https://gems.oliv.com) to find internships and part-time jobs, build skill sets, identify interests, connect with professionals and boost university applications.

EVENTS

Career fairs, workshops and information evenings are held frequently across GEMS schools and other locations throughout the year.

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GEMS UniConnect

Launched in 2018, the GEMS UniConnect programme is focused on developing partnerships with universities and other academic institutions with a view to offering GEMS students exclusive access to scholarships across a variety of undergraduate graduate, summer and training courses. Scholarships are available at universities across the globe, with the number of UniConnect partners continuously growing.

To date, the programme has partnered with some 160 universities globally, who have collectively pledged to offer GEMS students scholarships valued at AED 950 million for the 2020-21 academic year. In 2019-20, more than 2,100 GEMS students took advantage of university scholarships made available through GEMS UniConnect, with scholarships valued at more than AED 19 million awarded to GEMS graduates by 46 different university partners across the globe.

GEMS UniConnect is a core component of mypathtouni.com, an essential resource for students offering guidance, information and support on all things universities, scholarships, work experience and careers.

How to Apply

GEMS students can apply for UniConnect scholarships through their school counsellors, who will share all necessary information as well as the set criteria that are integral to each scholarship.

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