The IT/Software Engineering (SE) Club is a student-led organization that was started to provide a sense of community for all AUIS students interested in technology and prepare students to become responsible professionals and leaders in the region's IT field.
To become a hub for all AUIS students interested in IT and technology, and provide academic and professional support through the Club's network and guided roadmaps toward professional goals.
To lay the foundations of AUIS's IT/SE community for future students;
To drive change within your community through our IT/SE community outreach activities in local schools, which are designed to make more students aware of IT/SE at AUIS;
To participate in tournaments where AUIS teams compete at the national or international level;
To help students academically and act as a facilitator between students and professors;
To organize events and seminars for students with experienced professionals to develop Club members' skills.
“Warm Your Motherboards Up”
The IT/SE Club hosted an information session on September 28, 2021, at AUIS and welcomed students from all the majors to learn about the club and how to improve their IT skills and become creative professionals in this field.
In this session, key members shared their vision with the attendees and IT/SE Club President Mousa Rajab said, "I am sure that the previous generation of IT majors did a lot of great activities, however, these activities remain undocumented and that's the issue we're trying to solve here so that the next generation of AUIS students who will run the club won’t need to start from scratch."
The IT/SE Club announced its goals of supporting students who are interested in programming so the club could participate in international programs and seminars where they can use their abilities and skills to represent the country. Club members will also hold trips to different schools to teach students basic information about IT and to make them aware of the technology revolution in the region.
IT/SE Club members’ last words for AUIS students was that they would do their best to improve students’ IT skills, take the IT/SE field in Iraq to the next level, as well as encourage talented students who want to make positive changes in the IT field.
By: Sipa Kurda | Photos: Noor Safaa
“Shots From Our Lunch”
On Oct 24, 2021, the AUIS IT/SE Club hosted an event called “Shots from Lunch,” in the AUIS cafeteria. Around twenty-five, IT and SE major and minor students attended the event. Dr. Hoger Mahmud, Dr. Hemin Latif, Dr. Katongo Lukwesa, Dr. Mohammed Abdulghafour, Dr. Yad Tahir, and Mr. Peshwaz Othman also participated in the event.
The IT/SE Club provided many interesting activities for the participants such as opening remarks by the department chair, ice-breakers, and advice for the future, followed by an open discussion. Students had the chance to ask questions and professors also shared their advice, especially for those who are just starting their majors. The open discussion gave students and professors the chance to talk about different topics.
This event aimed to build strong communication between IT/SE students and their professors, so they have the opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts to improve their skills and knowledge. Mr. Othman shared his advice with the freshmen students saying, “Try to participate as much as you can in the events that this club hosts because they will improve your skills and ideas, and you won’t regret it.” Professor Lukwesa also gave a piece of advice for the students saying, “Always feel comfortable with discomfort.”
By: Sipa Kurda | Photos: Noor Safaa