Historical BeginningsThe first alumni Board was formed in 1995First ambassadors to the College and communityStrengthen and maintain ties between thegraduatesNovember 2009 DWC alumni Association wasreformed by a group of dedicated alumnimembers to establish the DWC alumni Board withthe intention to rebuild and shape the Association.
HCT MissionHCT – Dubai’s Mission &Values“To develop and sustain networking between the College,alumni, the UAE and international community to advanceEmirati nationals as rising leaders and role models, aswell as to promote DWC as the first 1st college of choice.”Goal 1Networking:Establish and maintaineffective networks with allstakeholders for mutualbenefit of the association,college, UAE andInternational community.Goal 2Advancing EmiratiNationals:Motivate and inspire Emiratinationals to becomesuccessful role models andleaders to make a change inthe community.Goal 3Positioning HCT -Dubai as theemployers’ 1st choice:Promote collegestudents and graduatesas employees of choice,successfulentrepreneurs, andactive members in thecommunity.
Achievements: Consistent and regular monthly meetings of the AlumniAssociation Strategic Planning Retreat: March 2010, Developed Alumni Association Framework, Bylaws mission goals structure and established board committees Launch of the Association, May 2010
Achievements cont’d: 2nd and 3rd Big Sisters Talks (September 2011 andSeptember 2012) targeting foundation level 3 Alumni Inspirational Talks Alumni Office Hours Alumni ID Cards Launch of alumni Website: dwcalumni.hct.ac.ae Launch of Alumni Facebook and Twitter pages Blackberry Database (for quick notifications andcommunication) Alumni/graduates’ Database
Database for the college Alumni Entrepreneurs Alumni Reading Club Inspirational talks by alumni during the orientation period andmaintained during the academic year Role model to the world of work initiative 1st, 2nd and 3rd Alumni Leadership Camp for foundationsstudents Alumni CSR initiative: “It is just the beginning”
Alumni engagement in DWC events / activities:1. End of year celebration event2. Employers’ Day3. Student Orientation Program4. Graduation Ceremony National Day celebrations5. Global Village pavilion (alumni Entrepreneurs)6. Entrepreneurship Expo (alumni Entrepreneurs)7. DWC Entrepreneurship Competition (alumni Entrepreneurs)8. Retail selling at Al Waha ( alumni Entrepreneurs)9. WE Expectations Day10. Program Choice Day for Foundations (alumni mentors)11. International Women’s Day Souk ( Al. President, Al. Board member and alumniEntrepreneurs)