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AUS student recognized for her efforts to build worldwide student network
American University of Sharjah (AUS) Jahnavi Doshi was recently recognized for her contributions to the global student network of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
The PRME initiative brings together the UN and business schools around the world to support responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.
In her capacity as PRME Global Students Regional Leader in the Middle East, the AUS School of Business Administration (SBA) student, who is pursuing a double major in finance and economics, joined efforts with other international student leaders to build PRME Global Students (PGS), a global network for creative collaboration and collective action that connects, empowers and creates value for more than 300 sustainability-oriented students organizations worldwide.
Doshi’s remarkable leadership is a testimony to the excellence of the AUS student body and the institution's commitment to responsible management education, as a signatory of the PRME.
“The purpose of this initiative is to increase collaboration between universities and student bodies around the world so we can learn from best practices and foster partnerships between students who have similar ideas. By reaching out to student organizations from around the world, we discussed and shared ideas through virtual collective circles, which led to the establishment of seven projects,” said Doshi.
She added: “I co-lead a project called ‘PGS Journey4Impact’, which aims to create a guide that is co-creative and open source. The guide showcases different approaches to impact measurement and invites student organizations to imitate or adapt the model that they think works best for them. The project intends on bringing this document to life through a workshop series where students can directly apply the guide and share their experiences and learnings. Most importantly, we accompany each other on our learning journeys on how to measure, shape, communicate and celebrate our impact on the world. At PGS, this is what we consider to be our shared Journey4Impact.”
Doshi also had an opportunity to meet Mette Morsing, Head of UN PRME; Melissa Powell, UN Global Compact Chief of Staff; and Alex Stein, Managing Director of UN Global Compact during her work.
“This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that really gave me the exposure, knowledge and understanding of the kind of people who lead such big organizations. I also had a chance to speak with the financial arm of UN, several academic deans and others, which gave me tons of insight into what opportunities the future will hold, and areas I can focus on building my skills in,” she said.
Doshi took part in the UN PRME after joining AUS Sustainability as an EcoRep and working with Rose Armour, Head of Sustainability at AUS. Speaking about the role her AUS experience played in her life, Doshi said: “The opportunities the AUS community offered shaped me. My interactions with professors and every experience I had, from gaining knowledge outside my course work to the organization of different events for AUS students, made a difference in the way I think, network, and grow. My AUS experience helped me understand the power of student organizations, their needs and how they can be leveraged.”
Looking ahead, Doshi is planning to pursue her Chartered Financial Analyst certification and gain professional experience in strategy consultancy. She also looks forward to pursuing her graduate studies with a focus on environmental economics.
SBA is committed to providing students with access to unique learning opportunities and widely recognized educational credentials in a supportive and student-focused environment. It focuses on providing students with the competencies they need to succeed as skilled professionals in a challenging technology-driven environment. AUS is ranked number one (tied) in the UAE and among the top 250 universities globally for accounting and finance, according to QS World University Subject Rankings (2022). Graduates who have studied business and management and accounting and finance at AUS are the top choice for employers in the UAE, according to the same ranking.
For more information about SBA, visit www.aus.edu/sba.