USE YOUR NETWORK TO INCREASE YOUR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

According to a recent survey of over 250 current MBA students and graduates by thembatour.com, 85% of respondents felt that their career choices and job prospects improved over the previous graduating class and nearly 70% of respondents were satisfied with their school’s efforts in providing them with job opportunities.  Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of respondents noted that…

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Developing Entertainment Opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa

Multi-Grammy winning producer and multi-media entrepreneur Quincy Jones and United Arab Emirates entrepreneur Badr Jafar have entered into a joint venture, the Global Gumbo Group (www.globalgumbogroup.com), to develop multi-media opportunities across all entertainment platforms including music, film, television, publishing and digital applications, in the Middle East and North Africa. Initially focusing on producing live entertainment opportunities in the Middle East for Western artists…

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AMROU AWAYSHEH IS FT’S PROFESSOR OF THE WEEK

Amrou Awaysheh is a professor of Operations Management at IE Business School, including the International MBA program. Last week, Financial Times named him Professor of the week. His research focuses on how firms attempt to manage socially responsible practices in their operations and supply chains. Prof Awayshesh is also the director of the Wharton Global Consulting Practicum. …

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Youth body makes an impact in the UAE

Twenty-year-old Nawaz Latif is an engineering student at BITS Pilani, Dubai campus. I meet him at the AIESEC national conference that has brought together more than 60 delegates. He tells me the three-day meet, titled Written in the Stars, is the third conference that AIESEC in the UAE has put together for 2010-2011, after the…

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General Electric opens GE Energy Manufacturing Technology Center in Saudi Arabia

Demonstrating its commitment to support the region’s growing energy needs, General Electric Company, GE, celebrated the grand opening of its newest energy technology center. The GE Energy Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, offers dedicated service to the energy value chain in the wider Middle East region, Europe and Africa with advanced energy technology…

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