Our Alumni can enjoy a range of benefits and services which are managed and delivered through our Alumni Relations Office. This dedicated office encourages alumni to share news, achievements and to create close links between the VCUarts Qatar and former students.
By registering with our Alumni Network we can keep you connected with other alumni and informed about the latest developments, employment opportunities, events and training.
Alumni benefits include:
VCUarts Qatar places a strong emphasis on working together with businesses, voluntary groups and other organizations across Qatar, the GCC region and internationally. The benefits are twofold, our students get more opportunities, and organizations get to tap into our design knowledge and expertise.
VCUarts Qatar Alumni, students and faculty are available to assist with a range of projects.
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Shaikha Al-Sulaiti is an interior design manager at Msheireb Properties where she has been skillfully gaining experience in the hospitality field. She is currently managing the hotels in the Msheireb Downtown development, where she has been working for over eight years, since her graduation from VCUarts Qatar in 2009.
Esra Al-Kazem is the Design Director and Co-founder of AEA Designs. Her academic background includes an MFA in Design studies, a BFA in Interior Design, and a BFA in Fashion Design. Esra is a designer and a researcher who believes in improving life through design.
Local designers Mariam Siraj and Yasmine Suleiman are helping create some of Doha’s major commercial projects. When it came down to making the choice of which university to attend, Mariam and Yasmeen knew that VCU was the choice for them.
The couture bug has bitten the country. These past few years, Doha has seen a dramatic transformation of the fashion industry, with designer labels making a conspicuous and visible impact on the landscape. In this highly competitive milieu, VCUarts Qatar alumna Selina Farooqui is weaving her own success story.
VCU alumna Reham Mohamed Aleid is a path-breaker. The Saudi student came to Qatar in 2003 to study interior design at VCUQatar. In 2004, she was one of the first students to join the exchange program to study at the home campus in Richmond, Virginia. Shortly thereafter she transferred permanently to VCU Richmond, becoming the first transfer student from VCUarts Qatar.
On a busy street in central Doha lies a boutique showcasing design labels from Qatar and around the world. Launched in spring of 2011, the swish new outlet Moda Key in Freej Bin Mahmoud is what owner, general manager and VCUarts Qatar alumna Latifa Al Mudahki calls a fresh, chic venue for women.
Maryam Al-Homaid’s career as an artist began with her father, renowned Qatari artist Yousef Ahmed. She grew up surrounded by paintbrushes and colored markers and knew back then that she would be painting and drawing for the rest of her life.
Interior designer and art historian Aisha Al Muftah feels fortunate to be teaching at VCUarts Qatar, a job she cares deeply about. Having such a diverse educational background has set the course for all of her subsequent projects to be interdisciplinary, which the cultural environment in Qatar certainly encourages.
Being one of only six male students at VCUarts Qatar, Ahmed El Sayed admits he did stand out, and being the only male student in the Fashion department when he began his studies in 2007, he did get spoilt a bit.
In the midst of the Arab Spring and at a dynamic crossroads for current events in the region, VCUarts Qatar alumna Nada Al Saadi has found herself a place in the center of the story. Working in the Creative Department at Al Jazeera Arabic as a graphic designer, this native Qatari is one of the architects of change, helping the station to discover its new identity in this country, the region, and the world at large.
When Hessa Al Muhannadi started working as a math and science teacher with the Ministry of Education’s elementary and secondary schools, little did she know that in 10 years she would be switching careers and designing the interiors for the Qatar Amiri Flight.
We are proud of all of our graduates; stories of what they have achieved can inspire our next generation of students and encourage potential students to choose VCUarts Qatar as their place of study.
We are always interested to hear from alumni who have a story to tell. Have you found your dream job, set up your own business, published research findings or climbed Everest?
Whatever your news, we would like to share it by featuring you on our website and our publicity and marketing materials.
If you would like to be featured please contact us.