At first, my choice of industrial engineering was merely a process of elimination. However, looking back four years down the line, I would not have done it any other way. Being quite uncertain about my career path, I ended up changing my major three times before I finally made up my mind about industrial engineering. What appealed me the most about the major was the fact that as industrial engineers, we have the luxury to choose to work in a wide variety of industries. What gives industrial engineers this adaptability is the incorporation of both technical skills and business acumen.
The high academic quality provided to me by the industrial engineering curriculum at AUS allowed me to grow an eye for detail and develop a mindset of continuous improvement. During my first internship at Aramex, one of the leading global providers of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, I successfully implemented my first Kaizen project on one of its inbound operations. I was then driven to join my family business for a short project right after graduation, where I was dedicated to apply my skills and knowledge to aid the business.