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Internships Lead to Full-Time Jobs

Four engineering students have been offered full-time positions at the multinational company Boston Consulting Group (BCG) after completing summer internships at the company’s Doha office, and one more student will be interning at BCG’s Dubai office this summer. The internships have been facilitated by LAU’s Career Development Services, which continues to offer a myriad of valuable training and job opportunities.

Vacancies at Murex for LAU Students and Alumni

A leading provider of tech solutions for capital markets, Murex gave two heavily attended recruitment presentations for students and alumni at both LAU campuses this fall semester. At those events, Murex Co-Founder Salim Edde explained that the company is seeking out computer science and engineering students to fill more than 300 vacant positions. 

Aviation in Practice

To help students of the Airline Operations and Industry Practices course put theory to practice, the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management organized a field trip to Middle East Airlines (MEA) headquarters at Rafic Hariri International Airport. The students enjoyed a first-hand experience of the industry, from managerial tasks, route structuring and flight scheduling to marketing strategies. They also attended a real-life presentation of the classes held in the MEA training center and a demonstration of the simulators for both pilots’ and civil aviation technicians’ training.

Connecting Students With Industry

An experiential-learning event gave students of Intro to Applied Data Analytics the chance to present their dashboards to a jury from leading companies. Unilever, BMB Smart, Matrix and CME offered winners of the Data Visualization Competition internships and CIATEK gave a $1,000 prize. The competition, held by AKSOB’s Department of Information Technology and Operations Management along with LAU’s Academy of Continuing Education addressed UN SDGs 4,8,11 and 17. Similar events will continue, said Dr. Manal Yunis, ITOM chair.

Collaboration with Unilever Opens Doors for Business Students

The Adnan Kassar School of Business has initiated a new collaboration with multinational giant, Unilever, on a senior marketing course project that would help expose students to the fast-moving consumer goods industry and earn valuable internships. The partnership follows similar opportunities available to LAU students across the board. The company had previously worked closely with LAU on several projects, among which the student-led national Case Competition.  

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