Students Explore Emerging Market Opportunities in UAE Trek

Career Advancement's trek to the United Arab Emirates allowed 19 students to explore the diverse opportunities avalable in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As the UAE economy grows and diversifies, employers have experienced a high need for skilled, talented workers: this environment provides an excellent opportunity for UChicago students. Participating employers included international consulting firms, state and foreign owned petroleum corporations, and even an entire city powered by renewable energy. 

Employer Site Visit Hosts

  • Bain
  • Deloitte
  • Halliburton
  • Masdar
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Mubdala Petroleum
  • Oliver Wyman


Especially considering that I do not have language or study experience in the Middle East, I didn’t expect to be considered seriously by employers, or to pursue a career in Dubai. However, my experience on this trek convinced me otherwise...Most HR directors were very receptive to questions about summer interns, and I have already reached out to some via email. I hope to pursue a career in Dubai, or at least in consulting, thanks to this trek." -Casey Mulroy, AB '18