Staff Profile: Ramzieh Saad
Students enrolled in the work study program should be familiar with the
face of Ramza Saad, assistant in the Work Study Program, who has served
in that position for nearly eight years now.
A regular at the Office of Student Affairs, Saad serves as the liaison
between students and departments within the Work Study program. She explained
that the program offers students work at AUB and the Medical Center. She
said that she is responsible for catering to university department needs
by filling in the vacancies students can hold. This entails direct and
day-to-day interaction with students, making Saad a vital link between
student and university.
Saad earned a degree in history from the Lebanese University before taking
English courses at the American Language Center in Beirut. She said that
her job at AUB is a far cry from her major, which she studied out of interest
in the topic. After graduating in 1976, she took a job in accounting at
a company in Ashrafieh before the Lebanese civil war forced her to leave
her position. Saad occupied various jobs throughout the war before deciding
to apply for a position at AUB. She was hired to work in Jafet Library,
but after a brief six-month stint, she was transferred to her current
position in the Student Affairs Office. She said she enjoys the daily
interaction with the students, such as helping them acquire a desired
position at a department, because it keeps her young at heart. Saad said
that working at AUB is like working with family, and expressed her content
with the pleasant conditions employees are granted at the University.
Part of the joys of the position, Saad added, was taking walks on campus
where she can observe the daily life of the students.
Saad enjoys traveling, and makes it a point to travel once a year. She
has been to several countries such as Egypt, Australia, and Italy, which
is her favorite travel destination.