9 months ago
A large percent of the undergraduate students of the University of
Kurdistan Hewler’s have been employed before their graduation, according to a
According to the survey conducted among the undergraduate level 4
students during their last days of examination and paper/project submission,
over 40% of the students graduating this year have been already employed.
The purpose of this survey, conducted by the Department of Public
Relations, was to show the demand and employability of UKH students in the
Kurdistan Region before their graduation.
A total of 82% of all the graduating students participated in the
In response to the question “I am currently: 1) Full-time employed 2)
Self-employed 3) Part-time employed 4) Doing an internship 5) Unemployed” the
majority of the respondents have shown that they are currently not employed and
42% of graduating students say that they have been employed. Almost 27% of the
graduating students say they have been full-time employed, one person says he
has his own business, 10% say they have a part-time job, one person doing an
internship, and 58% say they are currently unemployed.
UKH graduating students are working in top employers in the Kurdistan
Region. They work in the telecommunications sectors such as Korek Telecom and
Asiacell, oil companies such as DNO, Taqa and Petrova; in international NGOs
such as IOM, PAO, HIA Hungary; and in the Kurdistan Regional Government’s
various offices and departments.
The graduating students have been asked whether they had any chance of
doing an internship while at UKH. In response, around 78% of all students say
they have had an internship while being a student at UKH.
Asked what they will be doing in the next three months, the students
response was as follows: 40% find a job, %7.5 study another degree, %20 take a
long break, and %37.5 find a job and study another degree. These 37.5% who will
look both for a job and another degree, will likely reapply to UKH, as previous
years have shown.