The American University in Cairo (AUC) is proud to be the implementing partner of the USAID-funded University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) project. As part of the University’s role to advocate youth empowerment, share expertise and strengthen relations within Egyptian universities and the private sector; AUC has been implementing the UCCD project since 2017 in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. The project aims to improve the employability of public university graduates and enhance the integration of job market requirements in career services and higher education.

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University Centers for Career Development Fourth Annual Networking Event

University Centers for Career Development held its Fourth Annual Networking Event “The Way Forward'' on May 7-9, 2023. 100+ UCCD staff from 22 centers in 15 Egyptian public universities from Alexandria to Aswan gathered to envision the future of career education and plan for it in a three-day networking event.

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UCCD Extension Launch

UCCD extension project will include nine Egyptian public universities, three technological universities (Bani Suef Technological University, Delta Technological University, and New Cairo Technological University), and four not-for-profit universities (Galala International University, King Salman International University, New Mansoura University, and Alamein International University) to reach a total of 46 UCCDs in 34 partner Egyptian universities by the end of 2026.

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AUC's University Centers for Career Development Hits New Milestone, Reaches 46 Centers in 34 Universities

Building on its success in empowering Egyptian youth for the job market, the USAID-funded University Centers for Career Development project — implemented by AUC in cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research

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Shaken But Unbowed: UCCD's Fight to Win Survival Battle Against COVID-19 Pandemic

It all started with a shaken voice of the University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) Chief of Party Maha Fakhry in a meeting with the Cairo team informing them that operations must resume remotely from home due to the fast spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.


A Fair Like No Other: 10 Egyptian Public Universities, 45 Employers, 3800 Students Come Together in the First Virtual Career Fair UCCD

The University Centers for Career Development UCCDs in ten public universities Ain Shams, Alexandria, Aswan, Beni-Suef, Mansoura, Menia, Menoufia, Sadat City, Sohag, and Zagazig were supposed to hold their first employment fairs this year, but then COVID-19 hit.


Expanding Boundaries

In Upper Egypt, Junior student at Beni Suef University Saleh Abdel Aziz spoke to UCCD staff members in a short video about his experience with Titan group in the cement industry in which his center brought as a two days experience of job shadowing for him and 31 other students.

UCCD Openings

22 Centers Established Since September 2017

April 2023

Assiut University

February 2023

Suez University


Tanta University


Aswan University — Alexandria University — Mansoura University


Zagazig University — Menoufia University —  Ain Shams University — Sohag University 


Beni Suef University — Mansoura University — Minia University

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