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AUS students participate in leadership program at Iacocca Institute
AUS students Hussam Badi Uz Zaman and Nada Mourad from the Office of Student Affairs' Student Leadership Program took part in the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry at Iacocca Institute in Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, US, held June 25-July 30, 2016.
The Global Village is an intensive five-week program that exposes AUS students to a global network of more than 119 countries. The program includes company visits, seminars, as well as a visit to New York and Washington, DC. The program offered a diverse learning experience that included interactive courses, networking, meetings and discussions with business leaders, participation in local business trips, consulting projects and an amazing cultural experience.
Hussam Badi Uz Zaman, a senior majoring in finance said, "Attending Global Village 2016 was a revelation of sorts. The program drew out the best of me and also helped me reflect on my weaknesses. Through skill-based classes, company visits and interviews with government and UN officials, I realized what I bring to the table. It helped me break the barrier of self-doubt. And there is no lack of motivation anymore. I extended my chosen family to 45 countries. I have grown immensely, and I can't be thankful enough for this opportunity!"
"It was an honor to represent the UAE and AUS at the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry this summer. I can truly say that it was a life changing experience," said Nada Mourad, finance graduate. "During the five week program, I made lifelong friends from all over the world, attended workshops and lectures by very inspiring and successful people and worked on a real consulting project with a US based company. I would recommend each student to take the opportunity that AUS offers and apply for this program because I guarantee you it will be a decision that you will never regret."
"This program is life changing and provides students with an inner development experience that helps in today's competitive world environment. It provides a framework for improvement and allows students to work one-on-one with experienced individuals that coach and mentor them in the areas of leadership and management. We are pleased with the excellent feedback received from students who took part in the Global Village Program and encourage more students to apply for such opportunities through SLP," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.