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AUIS Events

AUIS MathFest 2016

The event is organized by the Undergraduate Mathematical Society, a student organization at AUIS, and will take place on Feb 13, 2016. The event will include many exciting activities, and will commence with interesting lectures on mathematics by experts.    The competition will be divided into two junior and senior competitions.    The Senior Competition will consist of a game show-like round btween AUIS and the University of Sulaimani.    The Junior Competition has one round similar to the senior competition, and will have teams participating from four high schools from Sulaimani.    Participants will be required to bring their university student ID cards on the event day to register.   Register here to attend the event.   

Unity Picnic

The Council of Unity is hosting its annual picnic and they are welcoming you all to join. Tickets are available near Ms. Mina Bassam's office in the Cafeteria. Invitiation is open to all the AUIS community.  

AUIS Career Fair 2018

AUIS Career Fair 2018 April 12, 2018 | 9am - 4pm | Conference Hall   The seventh annual Career Fair will take place April 12th, starting early in the morning until late afternoon at the University's Conference Hall. This event provides a unique opportunity for graduating students and alumni to engage with top employers in the region. In 2015, AUIS held the largest Career Fair in the region, Sulaimani Job Fair 2015, in collaboration with Foras/USAID. The two-day event attracted 47 employers and 1,400 job-seekers. A year later, the University held its most exclusive fair, only open to AUIS graduates. Despite the ongoing financial crisis, 36 private and non-private sector companies and organizations registered for the event, as well as a number of NGOs and international development organizations. Check out highlights from the AUIS Career Fair 2016. In 2017, the University hosted another successful Career Fair, open for both AUIS and regional university graduates. See highlights of the Career Fair 2017 here.  AUIS hopes to continue the tradition of providing a unique platform for both employers and job-seekers to meet and discuss employment opportunities, and for employers to network and promote their brands. This year's Career Fair is open to both AUIS students and graduates, as well as graduating students from top universities in the Kurdistan Region. Employers will not be limited to AUIS students, but will get the chance to meet a variety of graduates from other universities in Kurditan seeking jobs from different backgrounds and fields of study.  To register for the AUIS Career Fair 2018, please fill this form. Deadline for registration is April 5, 2018. Please note: Non-Profit Organizations can register free of charge.                            

Women in Tech and Entrepreneurship Summit

  The scedule for the summit: Sunday, December 3: 1:30-5:30pm 1:30-3:30: Workshops: Workshop 1 - Intro to Coding: Create an Android App Workshop 2 - Launching your Startup 3:50: Panel Discussion about the digital gender gap, opportunities and challenges in the tech and startup sectors in Iraq and the importance of role models to inspire more women to enter the world of technology and entrepreneurship.  

The CGDS Event

As part of the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, CGDS (The Center for Gender and Development Studies) of AUIS is celebrating the new Gender Minor and other successes.  Please join us for a showcase of our students' work including music, short films, and more. Refreshments will be provided.  

Workshop on Social Engagement at Times of Conflict

  October 10, 2017 - The Action Group (TAG) hosted a workshop to discuss the importance of volunteering at times of political and social conflict. The event was supervised by the Center for Gender and Development Studies (CGDS). Renowned actor, producer, and director, Mr. Shwan Atuf, was a speaker at the event. He spoke about his experiences as an artist and activist. Atuf gave students an idea of how volunteering can help change the society and make the community a better place. He stressed the importance of putting one’s own hobbies and interests into use, by producing creative projects that have a social impact and will bring change. He then focused his speech on the  advantages of volunteering in terms of gaining knowledge and achieving future goals. Expanding your ability to do work without expecting things in return helps revive trust and a sense of community. Everyone has different ideas but these ideas need to be put into action so that the outcome is seen. Atuf shared some of his own projects and explained how he had to be creative in order to execute them on a small budget. As the event concluded, Mr. Shwan Atuf left the students with a question, “Why won’t you do voluntary work?” he asked, “What else will you do?” He stressed that the work will still get done without them, so why not be part of it? Several students volunteered to join TAG at the end of the seminar, showing their willingness to participate in various capacities. Article by CGDS Intern Awin Adil Taib

AUIS Vision

AUIS Vision is a 3 day workshop, on November 20th, 21st, and 22nd focusing on businesses, innovation, technology and start ups.  We will be addressing: The main and current issues that businesses are facing. Advises on how to be a successful entrepreneur. The current market and how to create your own startup.   We will have distinguished guests and AUIS Graduates addressing these issues.     

Roundtable on the State of the IT Industry

Did you miss it? A very interesting and useful IT event took place on October 24, 2017, at The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS), discussing the state of the IT industry, both locally and globally. Many topics were shared and discussed including the demand for IT jobs, new IT trends, and reviews on digital transformation. The speakers included Mr. Yad Kamal, CEO of Avesta Group, and Mr. Raed Bou Hamdan, co-founder of Click Iraq. The event was introduced by Dr. Hemin Latif, chair of the IT department at AUIS. He emphasized the importance of these events and how they can bring insight and knowledge for students. Hearing from IT experts with industry experience, students can be better informed on the IT job market and its changing dynamics. Dr. Latif announced that the IT department has established a board of advisers with professionals from the local industry. Mr. Yad Kamal discussed the state of the IT market in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, both public and private. He said that the government organizations are using simple IT techniques and tools, therefore it’s a good opportunity for new graduates. Mr. Yad then gave a presentation on the jobs with the highest demand in the IT market. He mentioned that the standard jobs in the market include network administrators and help desk support. The jobs in high demand are web and mobile development. He also encouraged and concentrated on technical sales as it is in high demand. Professionals should have a technical background, product information, and good marketing skills: “Avesta Group and many others pay very good salary for people with this skill and experience, and they are rarely found in the market,” he said. Our other speaker, Mr. Raed, showed clear statistical information on how the digital transformation has progressed so rapidly in a short period of time.  He stated that the digital transformation allows connecting people, access to information, and most importantly, creating new jobs. Mr. Raed discussed how data analysis has become something that many IT companies invest in and there are many careers for anyone interested in that field. He also discussed how people are using and reacting to digital technology according to their ages, “The younger generation is more into product and visualization, while the older generation wants the experience. Most of the new products that are released match the desires and mentality of the new generation,” said Mr. Raed. This was the first IT roundtable discussion in Fall 2017. There was a good turnout of IT faculty, students, and alumni. Attending the event, Professor Katongo Lukwesa commented, “I believe this is a great opportunity for the AUIS community to interact with employers and innovators who will give meaning to a lot of things that are studied in the classroom.” Article by IT Department communications intern, Mr. Aran Kamaran.


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