VMC take part in the American University in Cairo's Career Day
27 February 2019
VMC were invited to participate in the American University in Cairo's (AUC) 2019 Career Day, an event organised to better prepare graduating students for entry into the job market.
The event was described by AUC as:
"Career Day is a career exploration event that brings together students, employers and faculty members in a one-day career education forum. The day provides a setting where industry leaders can meet with their potential work force and disseminate information about the industry needs, potential career paths, in addition to required education and skills for various careers. It serves as an eye opener to students on potential career options and links them to representatives from various industries and companies.
"Whether a freshman hesitant between majors or a senior confused between possible career tracks, this informative event has an answer for the typical career questions AUC students ask. The event is an exceptional opportunity for students, corporations and faculty to network and exchange information about academic disciplines, research and industries."
Students gather around a round table to ask career-related questions and become prepared for entry into the world of employment.
VMC's Managing Director, Ayman El-Ghazzawi, was representing the Construction Management industry, one of 24 industries showcased at the event, represented by over 50 professionals from over 35 business entities. Besides answering numerous career-related questions by students and allaying their fears on job employment, El-Ghazzawi also networked with the key staff at AUC, including the president of AUC, Mr Francis J. Ricciardone, and the executive director of the Career Centre, Ms Maha Guindi.
El-Ghazzawi with Mr Francis J. Ricciardone (President of AUC), Ms Maha Guindi (Executive Director of AUC's Career Centre) and Dr Waleed El-Nemr (Contracts Director at Hill International Egypt).
The event can only be described as enlightening thanks to the passion, excitement (and anxiety!) displayed by students of the Construction Engineering faculty.