AUConnect Brings Alumni to Campus
In an effort to build strong professional networks among alumni, the University has launched the AUConnect series, which brings prominent AUC graduates to speak about relevant topics in their fields, offer advice to students and build connections to other alumni.
Recently, Ramy Radwan ’06, presenter of El Beit Beitak on TEN TV, spoke at AUC about the challenges facing young media professionals. “It is rewarding for me to come back to my alma mater and share what I learned at AUC with young alumni and future AUC graduates,” said Radwan. “Succeeding in a career in media can be challenging, so it’s important to connect with others who have experience in the field. AUC’s alumni community is a great way to do that.”
Also part of the AUConnect series, Wael Amin ‘93, ‘06, partner in the Sawari Venture capital firm and co-founder and board chair of ITWorx, will speak about business and entrepreneurship on December 19. Under Amin’s leadership as CEO, ITWorx grew to be one of the leading software development companies in Egypt and the region. Amin, who graduated top of his class, received the 2005 Alumni Achievement Award from AUC and is a founding member of the Software Engineering Competence Center in Cairo.
In addition to Radwan and Amin, the AUConnect series will continue to host various alumni in an array of fields. The series is part of a broader initiative to link alumni to each other and to their alma mater both in Egypt and around the world.
Besides professional networking, other events help alumni reconnect and socialize. These included a karaoke night and Halloween brunch held last month in Cairo, as well as a bowling night in New York City and receptions in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amman and Los Angeles. The rest of the semester features a packed schedule, including Omseyat Haky wa Ghenaa (Evening Talk and Singing); AUC Fit, a cross-fit competition for alumni; a Christmas cookie bake and bazaar; and gatherings in Sydney, Denver and Jeddah. The full schedule can be found online.
“With every alumni event, I feel blessed and proud to be an AUCian, to belong to an academic institution that cares for the well-being of its graduates and enhances solidarity among them,” said Noha Bakr ‘82, ‘92, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Political Science and former assistant to the minister of international cooperation, who attended the karaoke event.