Beirut-based Architectural Firm Wins Design Competition for Engineering Complex at AUB  
Trustee Philip Khoury Named MIT Associate Provost  
AUB and UAE Center Sign Agreement to Offer EMBA Program to Emirate Institutions  
Fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology  
New Faculty: Hussein Shahidi  
New Faculty: Kirsten Scheid  
New Faculty: Tima al Jamil  
Office of Grants and Contracts Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day  
Staff Profile: Ghaleb Halimi  
Fifth Annual FEA Student Conference Held  
Engineering Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Achievements  
Studying Biodiversity in Lebanon and the Region at AUB  
Construction Update  
Renovated AUB Archaeological Museum Inaugurated  
Renovated Pediatrics Clinic Opened  
Women's Rights Club Holds Conference on Gender and Sexuality  
Tenth Annual AUB Job Fair Largest Since Its Inception  
Letters from a New Campus by Daniel Bliss  
Winners of the Coca-Cola 'Make Every Word Count' Essay Competition Announced  
AUBMC Research Group Awarded NIH Grant  
Science Students Reveal Bonds Between Chemistry and Art  
Understanding the Political Economy of Islamic Movements  
Extreme Makeover: AUB Graduate Transforms Gulf Television  
Science, Math, and Technology Fair Promotes Environmental Thinking  
School Fair 2006: Prospective AUB Students Visit Campus  
Situation of the Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon  
Remembering the Writer, Khalil Takieddine  
Promotions 2005-2006  
Piano Recital by Arnimée Choukassizian  
Lecture on Space Exploration by World Expert  
Teleconferencing Brings Students Together Across Continents  
"Something Is Happening": Fairuz and Ziad Al Rahbani  
Cultural Genocide and Assyrian Cultural Survival  
Lecture on the History and Origins of American Islamicism  
Business School and Arts and Sciences Team Wins Soccer Championship Match by Narrow Margin  
  Red Cross Club Celebrates its 26th Anniversary at AUB
  History of the American University of Beirut: A New CASAR Course
  First Stereo-photography Exhibit at AUB  
  Photo Exhibition by President John Waterbury  
  The Cats of Renée Deek: End-of-Year Theater Workshop Performance  
  Film on Euthanasia-A True Story  
  Part Two of the CVSP Forum  
  Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said  
  Mozart and Schumann Celebrated at Assembly Hall  
  Austrian Chamber Music Duo Performs at AUB  
  Mathematician Alain Connes Visits AUB  
  Rima Khcheich Concert Plays to Sold-out Crowds at Assembly Hall
  Women's Auxiliary  
  33rd Annual Folk Dance Festival Hosts 20 Performing Schools  
June 2006 Vol. 7 No. 8

Tenth Annual AUB Job Fair Largest Since Its Inception

One of the busy booths at the job fair

The booths of almost 120 local, regional, and international firms attracted scores of student jobseekers, dressed professionally and armed with their CVs, to AUB's Tenth Annual Job Fair, held on May 4-5. Although a wide variety of agricultural, pharmaceutical, chemical, engineering, educational, architectural, financial, business, and media firms and corporations were invited to participate, job market needs were reflected by the fact that more than sixty-three companies were looking for potential business and finance employees. On the other hand, other firms only sought graduating engineering students and a number of companies, like Nescafe and Proctor and Gamble, were looking for students from all majors.

Work opportunities available for students in the humanities and social science disciplines were mainly in the field of education. Seven educational institutions sent their representatives this year and received applications from students seeking to become secondary school teachers. The schools included the Ahliah, the Mawakeb, Al Noor International, Al Sanawbar, the International of Choueifat, and the Shaikha Hessa Girls' School.

To help students locate the stands of potential recruiters, the AUB Office of Career and Placement Services (CPS) had published a Job Fair Guide that profiled the participating companies and indicated the likely majors of study recruiters were seeking. Booths for the fair were arranged along AUB's upper campus, extending from Bliss Hall to Ada Dodge Hall, covering the periphery of the Green Oval and the empty spaces surrounding West Hall. The rents of the booths ranged from $500 to $2000. Companies vied for the most attractive spots, and some, like Aishti, rented more than one booth space and erected giant signs to attract student attention.

While many companies complained that the rental fees were rather high, CPS Director Maryam Ghandour stressed they should remember the "social debt" they owe to the community and said that the bulk of the revenues collected would go to support the University's student financial aid program. While the final figure of the total rental revenues is yet to be computed, Ghandour assured that the net revenues would be more than $100,000, an amount exceeding the annual revenues made since the inception of the fair ten years ago.