By Nourhan Elsebahy
The American University in Cairo opened its new food court and held its first employment fair at the Kattameya campus on Nov. 8.
Featuring fast food outlets like McDonald’s and Tabasco, the food court is part of the “exciting facilities,” that President David Arnold said would make students feel at home.
Arnold promised that the university would be fully established in the next two weeks.
A number of criticisms have been lodged against the administration about the new campus, due to construction delays that have hampered the semester.
But the president remained optimistic, pointing out the benefits of the move to New Cairo, such as providing AUC with more resources.
“We now have 130 labs, which is three times the number of labs which were at downtown,” Arnold said.
“I am really proud that we have 6,000 graduate and undergraduate students, 1,200 management center programs, and in the last year we had 4,500 adults in part-time training,” he continued.
The fair featured 1,700 career opportunities and 150 companies, such as American contracting firm Halliburton and media conglomerate MSNBC.
Job seekers listened to a welcome address from Ashraf El-Fiqi, the vice president for student affairs, who promoted the benefits of an AUC education.
“Quality, not quantity, is our main priority,” El-Fiqi said.