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R&M Educates and Attracts Aspiring Professionals at Astrolabe Career Forum 2013 at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Region's leading structured cabling specialist returns to PSUAD's annual career event as a sponsor and exhibitor
April 4, 2013 5:08 by Colin_Saldanha
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 04 April, 2013: Continuing its strong support for Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD),Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the Swiss structured cabling specialist, participated as both an exhibitor and sponsor of Astrolabe 2013, a career forum, which was held by PSUAD under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development on 26 March 2013. The company’s stand was visited by an large number of students who were eager to explore recruitment opportunities in the region’s booming structured cabling industry.
Commenting on the company’s role as a key sponsor of the event, Jean-Pierre Labry, Executive Vice-President of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa said, “This is the now the second time that we have participated in PSUAD’s Astrolabe career forum. Once again the response has been overwhelming and we have been impressed by the enthusiasm and eagerness of the students.”
“We are extremely proud to have sponsored this successful event. At R&M, we strongly feel that interacting with the professional of tomorrow is a highly rewarding experience that helps us give something back to the community. The fact that we were presented with such a large number of CVs is an indication of the positive impact of our participation,” said Mr. Labry.
Martin Reichle, owner & Executive Board Member of Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), personally advocates such forums and the company has attracted fresh talent through its participation in such events. Last year, R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa recruited Mr. Zed Shaker, then a student of the University, as a sales manager for Iraq. At Astrolabe 2013, students we given the opportunity to interact with Mr. Shaker to learn about his experiences as a trainee working with R&M. This resulted in a number of inquiries at the company’s stand from students hoping to be recruited by the cabling specialist.
This is the third year that Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has conducted the Astrolabe Career Forum which drew participation from 45 organizations and companies from over 20 industry verticals. The event highlights included round table discussions with human resource managers, presentations on career advice, tips and strategies for fresh graduates, an awards ceremony and the ‘Learn from our Alumni’ which enabled students to interact with ex-students of PSUAD who are now employed by companies that participated in the forum.
About Reichle & De-Massari (R&M)
Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) develops and produces passive cabling solutions for communication networks and has established itself as a leading producer of high quality copper and fiber-optic solutions. The company has set up its own sales organizations in 30 countries and these are streamlined into seven sales regions. Around two thirds of R&M’s sales revenue is generated abroad. In 2011 sales reached CHF 189.4. More than 5% of sales revenue is invested in research and development every year. R&M is ranked one of the 500 leading companies in Switzerland and currently employs approx. 600 people. The company is wholly owned by the Reichle family and is managed as an independent family business.
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Regional Office- Middle East & Africa
Reichle & De- Massari MEA
PO Box 54281
Dubai Airport Free Zone K09/K10
Tel: + 971 4 236 87 61
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