Qimam is a fellowship program supported by a coalition of leading national and international companies that aims to identify, develop, and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in and from Saudi Arabia to achieve their full potential.
Qimam provides its fellows with one-on-one mentorship from senior public and private sector leaders, leadership training by professionals from renowned companies, visits to the Saudi Arabian offices of leading national and international companies, membership in the Qimam Alumni Network, an award for their distinctiveness upon completion of the program during a high-profile ceremony, and will share profiles of fellows with leading HR executives in KSA to facilitate their career opportunities.
Qimam was created based on the belief that Saudi Arabia is rich with extraordinary talent and that developing such talent is one of the best investments for a brighter future. Qimam is founded and led by Dr. Annas Abedin, a management consultant and co-founder and former managing director of Rocket Internet in the Middle East.
14 leading national and international companies across different sectors are supporting the Qimam Fellowship in its mission to identify, develop, and empower the most promising and distinguished university students in and from Saudi Arabia to achieve their full potential.
More than 50 leading executives from the public and private sector have generously volunteered their time to provide one-on-one mentorship and career guidance to our fellows, as well as to conduct in-person interviews with shortlisted applicants. These executives include:
The Qimam fellowship program takes place over a 12-day period in-person in Riyadh between 19 June and 01 July 2018, during which all of the benefits outlined below will be provided. All of these benefits will be provided by Qimam completely free of charge, including all costs for travel and accommodation, which will be covered by Qimam’s travel partner, Al-Tayyar Travel Group.
In-person leadership training by executives and accomplished professionals from leading companies as well as workshops on how you can build a successful career in the area of your choice.
One-on-one sessions with at least three leading executives to get personalized input and guidance for your career plan. In addition to that, numerous other opportunities for you to directly engage and network with outstanding leaders (e.g., during the training sessions, the company visits, or the award ceremony). Click here for an excerpt of our mentors.
Field visits to leading companies in KSA, including AlTayyar Travel Group, Al-Khaleejiah, Careem, Cisco, General Electric, Ma'aden, McKinsey, STC, and others. The visits will provide you with a behind-the-scenes look at how these companies operate, an opportunity to engage with and learn from their top executives, and a perspective on career paths in these companies.
Recognition with the Qimam Award for High-Potential Leaders. The awards will be given at a high-profile ceremony on the final day of the program and will be attended by our corporate partners and other dignitaries from the public and private sectors.
Building important and long-lasting connections with other program participants who share your ambitions and passions. After graduating from Qimam, you will all become a member of the Qimam Alumni Network, which will enable you to remain connected with each other as you go on to become leaders in your respective fields. The network will keep growing year after year with each new incoming class of Qimam fellows.
After completing the training, we will publish your profile on the Qimam website and share it with leading HR managers and executives in Saudi Arabia. This will enable them to learn about you and reach out to you for potential internship or job opportunities.
How to Apply
You can apply to the Qimam Fellowship Program if you meet the following three criteria:
We will evaluate applicants and decide on admission to the fellowship based on three criteria:
24 Mar 2018Application deadline.
Candidates short-listed for in-person interviews will be notified via email, which will include exact interview time slots and details about travel
logistics.31 Mar 2018
14 Apr 2018On-site in-person interviews will be conducted in Riyadh with all short-listed candidates.
Candidates admitted to the fellowship program will be notified via email.10 May 2018
19 Jun - 01 Jul 2018In-person leadership and career-building training in Riyadh, plus mentorship sessions and company visits.
Award ceremony.30 Jun 2018