About AUC

Founded in 1919, AUC is a premier English-language institution of higher learning. The University is committed to teaching and research of the highest caliber, and offers exceptional liberal arts and professional education in a cross-cultural environment. AUC builds a culture of leadership, lifelong learning, continuing education and service among its graduates, and is dedicated to making significant contributions to Egypt and the international community in diverse fields. Chartered and accredited in the United States and Egypt, The American University in Cairo is an independent, not-for-profit, equal-opportunity institution. AUC upholds the principles of academic freedom and is dedicated to excellence.

About AUC Career Center

The American University in Cairo's Career Center was established in 1991 to become the first university career center providing comprehensive career services in the Middle East. Drawing on over 25 years of professional expertise, our mission is to provide a solid foundation of career development principles, professional career guidance and employment services to students, alumni and employers through a centralized, comprehensive program, setting a model for capacity building in the area of career services.

In support of Egypt’s efforts to enhance formal career education in Higher Education and develop public university graduates’ employability skills, AUC was selected in 2012 to implement the pilot Employability and Career Development Centers program at two Egyptian Universities, with USAID funding. Following the success of the program, AUC’s Career Center started in 2017 to implement the USAID funded University Centers for Career Development (UCCD) project. The project aims to establish 20 centers in 12 public universities across Egypt,  and provide career guidance to around 1 million students, representing almost 70 percent of Egyptian students at public universities.

Organizing Committee

Caroline Nassar – senior career advisor
Dalia Awad – director, career advising and campus engagement
Farah Asfour – work study officer
Leidya Boutros – assistant director, career services and scholarship engagement
Maha Guindi – executive director, career center and principal investigator, UCCD
Miriam Amir – Regional Career Conference advisor
Nouran Victor – assistant director, information and career communications
Taline Toufayan – Assistant Director, operations and assessment