Several students from Hamad Bin Kahlifa University ( HBKU)have shared their aspirations and expectations as the university has launched its orientation programme and is abut to start the new academic year.
Noor Sadiah, a newly admitted student at the College of Science and Engineering noted that she had taken a course during her bachelor's studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar on enterprise resource planning systems which really heightened her interest in supply chain management.
“ In this respect, I’m particularly attracted to the research component of HBKU’s Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The programme encourages students to engage in research projects inside and outside the classroom with the full support of the CSE’s highly experienced faculty. I can’t wait to build on knowledge acquired during my bachelor’s degree and expand my skill set at HBKU. “said, Sadiah.
Sadiah pointed that she hopes to participate in as many research activities as possible and work closely with faculty and classmates in the process. She explained: “I also want to be involved in HBKU student life by participating in campus events and sports activities. Last year, I played in a women’s football team and through our collective dedication and commitment we achieved first place in two consecutive Qatar Foundation competitions. I very much hope that I can repeat such successes with new team members during my time at HBKU.”
Sadiah is confident that HBKU will help her attain her career goals. “With its particular focus on research, I’m convinced that the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme will help me to prepare for life as a PhD student. I’m looking forward to engaging with as many PhD candidates as possible at HBKU, picking up advice on research projects, student life and related activities in the process,” she added.
For Jamila Mehdiyeva, her programme of Master of Arts in Women, Society and Development at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, is a manifestation of her my deep involvement in educational and empowerment projects for women.
“Despite having a long and successful career leading media operations for major sports events, I have encountered many challenges for no other reason than being a woman. Each challenge has nevertheless inspired my deep involvement in educational and empowerment projects for women and fuelled my determination to create positive change in my home country, Azerbaijan, ” says, Mehdiyeva.
She explained: “I vividly recall my undergraduate years, where I often found myself as the lone female student in class. This experience, although daunting at first, ignited a fire within me to prove that gender should never be a barrier to pursuing one's dreams. It was through this journey that I discovered my passion for empowering women and championing their rights.”
Mehdiyeva noted that her primary primary aspiration is to continue promoting women's empowerment and driving societal change, all while embracing the beauty of dreams coming true. “I am also determined to pursue my passion for women's development and encourage others to move forward towards their dreams, transforming them into tangible goals - it’s never too late! HBKU offers a unique opportunity to nurture my aspirations and turn them into reality, creating a profound impact on the lives of women. This journey symbolises a change in my career pathway, guided by new knowledge and fueled by a relentless determination to create a better future,” she concluded.