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Career Readiness Hits a High Note

As early as their first day of classes, LAU students are preparing to hit the job market. Career Development Services hosted a series of essential and eye-opening workshops, from ‘Acing the Self-Pitch’ to building communication skills and prospects in graduate studies. The sessions lined a full-day event and were tailored for each group depending on their academic level. 

USP and HES Scholars Hone their Skills

Over a weekend in mid-September, 46 University Scholarship Program (USP) and Higher Education Scholarship (HES) students from different cohorts convened for a residential camp. They were trained to further their skills in leadership, communication, trust-building, teamwork and analytical thinking.

Leadership Simulation Programs Blast off

The Outreach and Civic Engagement Department (OCE) celebrated the addition of the inaugural Model African Union (MAU), as Model United Nations, Model Arab League and Model European Union mark their 15th, ninth and fourth anniversaries respectively. This year, 500 LAU students will run the programs, which will serve more than 5,000 middle- and high-school students.

LAU MEPI-TL Program Wraps Up Retreat

Administrators of the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative Tomorrow’s Leaders Program (MEPI-TL) organized a two-day retreat for more than 80 students – new and old cohorts – program advisors and instructors. During the retreat, students received leadership training, and learned about academic projections for the year 2019-2020, the program’s objectives, and their roles and responsibilities.  

LAU Sailor Wins Big in Canada

LAU Track and Field varsity athlete Karim Harik took part in the Edmonton Marathon 5K Race, and came in third place in the under-20 category, and fifth overall, out of 574 participants. Harik is not new to podiums as he has won national and international titles in track and field and in martial arts.

Go Sailors!

A Hundred Years Since Greater Lebanon

The Center for Lebanese Heritage (CLH) has released a special issue of Mirrors of Heritage to mark the centennial of the declaration of the State of Greater Lebanon. This issue features never-before published scripts and documents from that era. For the launch, President Jabbra and CLH Director Henri Zoghaib held a special press event on Beirut campus.

Higher Education Scholarships Take Off

LAU has launched the HES program funded by the USAID, which offers full scholarships to 69 excelling and deserving high-school graduates who will pursue their education at LAU courtesy of the University Scholarship Program and the Refugee Scholarship Support. The scholars were received by OCE staff and AVPs on orientation day.

GOLD 2019

OCE held its Annual Global Outreach & Leadership Development (GOLD 2019) Conference at LAU NY from July 29-August 2, themed Methodology, Epistemology and Pedagogy of Model United Nations. Through interactive workshops, the conference provided a clear methodology on delegate, teacher, and staff preparation. The UN system and strategy were demystified for a better performance on all levels for all participants. 

World Lebanese Cultural Union

On July 16, LAU hosted the biennial forum of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) on LAU Byblos campus, gathering 200 youngsters of the Lebanese diaspora from 17 different countries. The purpose of the full-day forum was to acquaint the young participants, who were eager to learn about their country of origin, with Lebanon’s politics and culture.

Selinunte Award

Dr. Rachid Chamoun, director of LAU Louis Cardahi Foundation and president of the Confederation of the Phoenicians’ Route, has received the Selinunte International Award of Architecture and Landscape along with his colleague Dr. Osama Hamdan, member of the Phoenicians’ Route Scientific Committee, from the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism at the Architects Meet in Selinunte event in Italy.

LAUers in the Top 10 Percentile

Sixty-five groups of students in the strategic management course at AKSOB made the top 10 percent worldwide out of 1,919 teams competing in the CAPSIM business simulation. Besides managing a simulated company from the R&D phase to production, marketing, HR and finance, the students were evaluated individually in the COMP-XM exam.

Enhanced Prospects for Civil Engineering Graduates

The UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) now recognizes the LAU civil engineering degree as “Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer.” Graduates will no longer need to apply for an academic assessment to get an ICE professional qualification and will partially satisfy the educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer in the UK. 

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