NYIT-Abu Dhabi’s Associate Director for Employer & Alumni Relations, Abla Krouma, has begun conducting a series of workshops on career development. The Monday afternoon meetings are open to students and alumni, and take place at 3:30 pm in room 002/F3 at the Abu Dhabi campus. Please RSVP to Abla (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students and alumni who participate in at least three of the brief meetings will be well prepared for the next steps in their careers. In addition, they will receive a certificate of completion and a prize (to be announced).
The first workshop, on how and why to network, occurred on Monday, 26 January. Upcoming workshops will proceed as follows:
Details for all of these events are available here.
Leaders of NYIT’s Center for International Business Studies, including the university’s provost, the executive associate dean for global programs, and a senior management professor, welcomed more than 50 new and returning students of the Executive Master’s of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) program in New York City. The program, which was started in conjunction with some of China’s top universities, emphasizes experiential learning, including regular visits to local companies. More.
NYIT-Vancouver and its community partners will be sponsoring three business-themed events in the coming days:
• Wednesday, 21 January: Understanding Capital Markets
• Tuesday, 27 January: A VEF Panel: The Latest on Mergers and Acquisitions
• Wednesday, 28 January: Wealth Building Strategies for Business Owners
NYIT students and volunteers who sign up early can participate free of charge or at discounted rates. Check out NYIT-Vancouver’s events page for details.
Above, Campus Executive Director Ahmad Tabbara listens as a student explains her work.
Like science and technology, art and design can bring people together from all parts of the world. NYIT-Abu Dhabi Interior Design students showed this as they prepared and carried out an exhibition of their designs, “Expat Expo.” More.
Nineteen NYIT students are recipients of 2015 Presidential Global Fellowships ranging from $500 to $5,000 for research and creative projects. The awards support NYIT's efforts to broaden students' perspectives and inspire their interaction with the larger world through new academic and cultural experiences. Creativity was encouraged with students seeking new and unfamiliar educational experiences.
Examples include 4th-year medical student Megan Flynn's participation in the Peruvian Outreach Program, a four-week medical mission in Trujillo, where she will work with a local hospital and smaller satellite facilities to provide pediatric and maternity care, health screenings and educational services, and senior architecture student Paula S. Inacio's study of the Sanctuary of Fatima in Portugal as part of her architectural thesis and design for a peace and healing center. View a list of all Presidential Global Fellows.
The program is funded by a philanthropic gift to NYIT.
The U.A.E. Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research’s accrediting body, the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), has extended initial accreditation to the NYIT master’s of science in Information, Network, and Computer Security (M.S.-INCS). NYIT-Abu Dhabi is now accepting applications for this highly sought degree. Read more.
On the occasion of the U.A.E.’s 43rd National Day, Mr. Peter Kinney III, Chief of Staff in the NYIT President’s Office, attended a celebration at the U.A.E. Embassy in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by His Excellency Mr. Yousef Al Otaiba, U.A.E. Ambassador to the U.S. (above, addressing his guests).
“I was fortunate to be invited to the U.A.E. Embassy,” said Kinney. Part of a large party of guests, Kinney was able to speak briefly with His Excellency Mr. Al Otaiba. “I conveyed President Guiliano’s good wishes and invited the ambassador to visit NYIT the next time he is in New York.”
Students at NYIT-Abu Dhabi participated this week in “Corporate Challenge 2014,” a case study competition sponsored by Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). “Corporate Challenge” is a competition where teams of two students perform fieldwork on a case study prepared by the School of Management (SoM) and a local financial organization—in this case, ADX. More.
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