News and Events

  • 2018 Spring Graduation Luncheon, Monday May 14

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      An informal pre-Ramadan lunch was hosted by Alumni Affairs for students graduating in Spring 2018 (on June 14). Lea Sublett, Manager of Alumni Affairs, congratulated the (first cohort) of the Class of 2018 on their academic achievement, persistence and passion, reminding them that they will always remain a significant part of the KAUST community.

      Celebrating with family, faculty, alumni and fellow students in the Student Center, the Class of 2018 were invited by Lea to stay in touch and always think of KAUST as home. "Whatever your next step—whether it's further study or embarking on your career—we encourage you to stay in touch and remain involved in the life of KAUST," Lea said.​

  • Information for Students Graduating in Spring 2018

    • Degrees will be available through the Registrar’s Office from June 14 for Spring graduates. If you are leaving KAUST, please provide in writing the contact details of an individual who you’ve authorized to pick-up your degree to registrarhelpdesk@kaust.edu.sa  Of, if you’d like to have your degree posted to you, you can register here SpringGraduation2018 (you must be signed into your KAUST account to access this link).

  • Plan Early and Find a Good Mentor

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      Students and alumni enjoyed first-class and sage advice from the Alumni Career Panel in March, facilitated by PhD student Babar Khan and Saudi Arabian Alumni Chapter member Vasiliki Kodopati.  Alumni Mohammed Namazi, Hessa AlQuwaiee and Miasser Al Ghamdi all agreed that students should plan early and find a good mentor. When the going gets tough, the panel said, “remember what you have achieved, as this will help you when your passion dims.'' 

  • Alumni Lecture Series - Counsel, Comedy and Career Advice

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      The Alumni Lecture Series combined counsel, comedy and career advice, offered by speakers from the classes of 2011, 2012 and 2013. Their advice to students: don't be afraid of deviating from your degree, research, discipline, or professional path.  With specialties from his fast-food restaurant in Russia, Sultan Safin told the story of his transition from engineer to fast-food entrepreneur offering sage advice for students.

      Hanan Alshehri spoke about studying at KAUST in pursuit of her passion for mathematics; a passion which led to her career in finance.  Daniel Toth, completing his PhD this spring at EPFL, advised students to consider a career in consulting given the demand for those with the skills, and curiosity, that KAUST nurtures.

      Hussain Shibli, a keen environmentalist, gave us a detailed look at the Kingdom's plans for renewable energy; and Fernando Cagua, an engineer turned biologist, simplified the complexity that one might expect to see in network science.

      If you're interested in speaking in a future alumni career panel or Enrichment Program, contact Alumni Affairs alumni@kaust.edu.sa

  • Welcome New Graduates-class of 2018

    • Welcome to the KAUST alumni community, a network of more than 1,500 alumni across the globe.

      Your membership to this community is automatic, it's free and it opens up a world of opportunities and benefits to help build your career and professional networks, and stay informed and connected.

      Where to from here?​
      Ensure your contact details are correct:
      To keep you connected and up-to-date, we need to know where you are to ensure you hear about opportunities and are invited to events in your region.

      Already graduated? You can login here to check your details are correct or update your contacts.

      Completed your studies but still waiting to graduate? You'll need to wait until after your graduation ceremony to update your contact details through our portal.  You can contact a member of the Alumni Affairs team at any time to assist you alumni@kaust.edu.sa

      Join our online and regional networks:
      Connect with the KAUST Alumni Community on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/7067201​ 

      KAUST has alumni chapters in Saudi Arabia and China. For information on how to become involved, contact us alumni@kaust.edu.sa

      Remember, no matter where you go or what you do, KAUST will always be a part of who you are.
  • Join Rapport - the online community for alumni

    • The portal offers graduates, student alumni and KAUST's former postdoctoral fellows, the opportunity to network online, post or find jobs, lead a discussion, start a group, and identify a mentor.

      Login to Rapport at https://alumnirapport.com/ using Facebook or LinkedIn credentials, or you can establish a unique identity. The mobile app called Alumni Rapport can be found in Google and iOS appstores.

      IOS App Store - http://bit.ly/RapportApp Play Store - http://bit.ly/RapportAppGoogle


  • Alumni Volunteering Opportunities

    • There are many ways for you to stay connected to KAUST and pay-it-forward. Volunteering your time, talent and expertise at KAUST and across the globe will cultivate our community of future alumni, as well as keep you connected. Regardless of where you live, you can tap into one or more of our opportunities, or come up with your own ideas!

      Benefits of volunteering:

      • Gained experience
      • New learning opportunities
      • Networking opportunities
      • Potential of reciprocity
      • Enhanced CV.

      The following opportunities are currently available, so register your interest now .

        • Alumni living internationally to speak as ambassadors about KAUST to prospective students.
        • Social media ambassadors to lead career conversation via Rapport
        • Alumni to share their professional stories and to be interviewed for University publications and videos. Send your CV and a good quality photograph.

      Help Alumni Affairs reach 250 alumni stories in 2018 by submitting your bio

      Register your interest