Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor welcomed a delegation from the American University in Cairo (AUC) at his office in Dubai on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. The delegation included President of AUC, Lisa Anderson; Mary Iskander, Senior Adviser to the President; Dina El Gazzar, Director of Development, Office of Institutional Advancement, and Dina Abulfotuh – Vice President for Communications, Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
The delegation briefed Al Habtoor on the current political climate in Cairo, as well as about research and funding initiatives at the university ahead of AUC’s 100th anniversary in 2019.
President Anderson also informed the Chairman about how the University prepares its students for the private sector once they have graduated. “We teach our students how to write proper resumes, and provide internship programmes so they can gain experience outside of the classroom. It is a very sophisticated operation.”
Al Habtoor, a long-term supporter of AUC, said, “Practicality is the most important.”
He added that he could offer AUC graduates internships within the Al Habtoor Group of companies specifically in finance, hospitality, engineering and architecture, and administration.