AUCians were given the opportunity to rub shoulders with business professionals and receive top-notch career advice at last week’s annual Career Mart.
Held on AUC grounds since 1999, and at the time the first event of its kind to be organized in the Middle East, it has routinely hosted experts from various fields, including accounting, broadcasting, graphic design, engineering, education, quality control, the performing arts and theater.
Mohamed Safi, Nile FM’s Programming Director, told students how he had studied medicine, but after a strange turn of events ended up working as a radio presenter.
Mohamed ElBaradei, an activist and presidential candidate, compared Egypt’s nascent political reforms to “children crawling to reach democracy [and] God is the only perfection,” when he spoke at the AUC New Cairo campus on April 7.
During the lecture, ElBaradei highlighted Egypt’s current political challenges and discussed the steps the country should take toward reform.
Students and the administration continue to debate whether the glass plaque carrying the name of Suzanne Mubarak should be removed, and the hall dedicated to the former first lady renamed.
The plaque stands by the H.E. Suzanne Mubarak Conference Hall in the interior of the HUSS building. Some AUC students such as Omar Omar have petitioned for the removal of the plaque, and have called on administration to becom more transparent regarding their financial situation and funds.
Senior members of the administration, including Vice-President for Student Affairs, Ashraf El-Fiqi, and Senior Advisor to the President Mary Iskander, told The Caravan that AUC has never received any donations or funds directly from former president Hosni Mubarak’s family. Mubarak’s outer circle or government was more likely to have made these donations.