Planning to have the students perfectly qualified for the media scene, the American University in Cairo (AUC) launched last Thursday the University Media Club, an entity to support media and communications students aiming to enter the journalism and media sector. The club, whose members are writers, editors, TV anchors, and journalists, aims to train communications students at the latest media techniques in order to be ready for the market.
It also facilitates services to its media club members in covering AUC’s events, workshops, and exhibitions as well as having access to the AUC Bookstore, which is currently one of Cairo’s biggest bookstores having several rare authentic books in various fields.
“This year was productive. While we celebrated the AUC’s centennial, we stressed on a number of messages, including education quality that got us our international accreditation,” said AUC President Francis J. Ricciardone.
“Throughout this year, we established some centres, including the Tahrir Cultural Centre, eleven centres to train graduates from public universities, and The Alexandria Water Resilience Center of Excellence,” he added.
Moreover, Ehab Abdel-Rahman, AUC Provost, stated that the Media Club comes as a step towards the university’s path in qualifying its students, “not only to find appropriate job vacancies, but to create vacancies through productive startups.”
He further asserted that the centre is to help students receive training at Egypt’s most prominent media outlets to be up to date with the market and the possible ways to develop the media.