Gaining Exclusive Knowledge and Insight into the Business World: Postgraduate Student Experience as Temporary AmCham Members

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The American University in Cairo School of Business partnered with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt) in March 2021 to provide AUC graduate students with a unique chance to become AUC Postgraduate Temporary AmCham Members.

Membership of AmCham Egypt offered graduate students a multitude of unique advantages, including access to information about market development updates, business discussion forums, and more.

14 students joined the AmCham Egypt community since the start of this partnership, of whom seven have already confirmed their membership renewal for the year 2022 after experiencing first-hand the wide array of benefits that this membership has to offer.

A pivotal theme the School espouses is that of experiential learning. This encompasses providing students with knowledge relating to real-world business practices, hands-on experience and expert know-how. This partnership with AmCham Egypt is one of the School’s efforts to provide postgraduates with the opportunity to gain this much-needed practical expertise to aid them in better understanding the complexities of the business world.

For many of those graduates, the knowledge they have acquired through their membership was the highlight of their experience. “The membership helped a lot in terms of enriching my background and empowering my knowledge. The monthly bulletin also enlightened my information both on a macro and micro level," emphasized Haytham Abdelhamid, CRO of Easy Lease.

In similar regard, the Director of The Applied Studies Department at AUC, Rafik Raouf highlighted how his interactions with AmCham’s services and members have continuously helped him gain insights and valuable information. “The AmCham membership was a unique one, every interaction adds value, not wasting one’s time," he stated.

State Counselor Mohamed Fawzy also highlighted the practical knowledge gained from his membership. “AmCham boosted my vision about the practical and day-to-day difficulties of corporations in Egypt".

The membership also aided some postgraduate students with completing their thesis. “My partnership with AmCham regarding my thesis was fruitful and made me exceedingly happy to be a part of this successful entity,” stressed Mustafa Hassan, the technical member in the ministerial office of the head of Accountability State Authority.

To make the best out of this experience, Amir El Naghy, managing director of KMK Chemicals, decided to enroll his company in AmCham, too. “I will be renewing my membership this year and joining the corporate membership for my company the following year," mentioned El Naghy.

AmCham Egypt is an overseas affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Egypt. AmCham Egypt aims to facilitate trade and investment between Egypt and the US, promote a more prosperous and socially responsible business environment, and provide its network of members as well as general communities within the Egyptian business environment as a whole with a plentiful array of business services and networking opportunities.

For more information about program membership criteria and eligibility, click here.