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AUS and DGCX to foster next generation of professionals across finance sector
American University of Sharjah (AUS) and the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help foster the next generation of professionals across the finance sector.
Through the collaboration, the DGCX will offer AUS undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in an internship program, with the core objectives of developing their skill sets, and educating them about how the DGCX operates and the important role it plays in the financial services sector in the region. Comprising guest speakers, virtual training and consulting opportunities, the program will offer students the flexibility to participate from any location of their choice.
Commenting on the agreement, Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, said: “We are very pleased to partner with the region’s leading derivatives exchange to enhance educational and career-development opportunities for students. The collaboration with DGCX will allow AUS to benefit from the knowledge of industry professionals within the region and beyond.”
Through this partnership, AUS students will also be assisted by the DGCX to enhance their scientific and applied research skills by being invited to participate in conferences and seminars. AUS and DGCX will also collaborate on joint projects, giving students opportunities to be involved and utilize their strengths and capabilities, particularly in the area of data analytics.
Les Male, CEO of DGCX, said: “This partnership aims to identify and cultivate future leaders across the financial services sector. American University of Sharjah is one of the best in the country, and by providing its students with insights through real-life experiences, we hope to broaden their set of skills in a way that can be applied to both their education and careers. We are confident that this collaboration will be hugely beneficial to all parties involved, and we’re excited to welcome on board the first group of talented young students to help them understand how a world-class exchange operates and prepare them for post-graduation success in a rapidly evolving sector.”