The CDEC Participated in the BA Round-table Meeting for Promoting Cooperation between Academia and Business Sector:
At the invitation of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC), in collaboration with the team in charge of Francophone Relations at Pharos University, participated in the first round-table meeting held for promoting cooperation between academia and business sector. This meeting was held at Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. This meeting was part of the activities of the CIPIEE Centre (Centre pour l’Insertion Professionelle, l’Innovation et l’Entrepreneuriat en Egypte) which is specialized in professional integration to support innovation and entrepreneurship. The CDEC delegation was represented in this discussion by the following:
• Dr. Alaa Khalil- the Faculty of Engineering
• Dr. Tamer Sokr- the Faculty of Mass Communication
• Dr. Rania Raouf- the Faculty of Arts and Design
• Dr. Mostafa Shalash- the Faculty of Financial and Administrative Sciences
• Eng. Amr Mamdouh- the Faculty of Engineering
• Ms. Sara Hussien – a trainer at the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC)
The meeting included discussions about the experiences of the participating parties in the field of entrepreneurship and raising the students’ awareness about self-employment, including the Francophone University Association (L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie) (AUF), Pharos University, Alexandria University and the European Institute for Cooperation and Development (Institut Européen de Coopération et de Développement) (IECD). All the participants stressed the importance of exchanging knowledge and experiences in the field of entrepreneurship. During this round-table meeting, all the attendees praised the role of the CDEC and its activities that cope with the vision of Pharos University and its board of trustees. They also applauded the including of a course of entrepreneurship in the curricula of PUA faculties. By the end of this meeting, it was stressed upon the fact that the work in CDEC is nothing but a collective effort that aims at the development of universities in Alexandria.
The Coordinators of the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre (CDEC) Convened a Meeting
On the occasion of the new academic year, the coordinators of the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre (CDEC) convened a meeting, chaired by Prof. Nourhan Fanaky, the Vice President of Education and Student Affairs, on Monday the 9th of September, 2019. The meeting was held in the presence of Prof. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, the Director of the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC); Dr. Noha Alaa, the deputy director and the CDEC coordinators at PUA faculties. At the outset of the meeting, the report of the last academic year 2018-2019 was reviewed and thanks was extended to the centre coordinators and trainers for their contribution towards the success of many of the centre’s activities like the Innoflash Competition that was held in cooperation with JAMK University in Finland as well as the courses offered by the centre and the SME Development Authority. The meeting also included presenting the centre’s work plan for the academic year 2019-2020 with regard to the entrepreneurship courses, among other courses offered by the centre, developing the communication strategy with students, providing consultations in entrepreneurship for PUA students, acquainting the new students with the centre’s activities, posting the success stories of the PUA young entrepreneurs on the university website and the steps the centre takes towards establishing a club for entrepreneurs at Pharos University.
Pharos University Won at Egypt Legal Tech Hackathon 2019
The Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre (CDEC) at Pharos University won at Egypt Legal Tech Hackathon 2019; an international competition in legal entrepreneurship. This competition is the first project for the CIPIEE Centre (Centre pour l’Insertion Professionelle, l’Innovation et l’Entrepreneuriat en Egypte) which is opened in Senghor University.
This event is co-organized by the African Association of Media, Law and Finance, Ain Shams University and the Egyptian Council of State. The CIPIEE Centre is established as a part of a program launched by the AUF under the title of “Campus of the New Francophone Universities” (Campus du Nouvel Espace Universitaire Francophone) (CNEUF). It is worth mentioning that the Legal Tech Hackathon competition was held on 21-22 April 2019, with the participation of teams from both Egyptian and foreign universities.
The PUA delegation was comprised of Prof. Waleed Fahmy, an Associate Professor at the Public International Law Department; Prof. Ahmed Sameer who works at the Public Law Department; Ms. Hagar Mahmoud, an assistant lecturer at the Private International Law Department, in addition to Ms. Samar Baioumy, an assistant lecturer at the faculty of Arts and Design.
Worthy to note that Ms. Sara Hussien, a trainer at the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre lent technical support to the PUA team. This was held under the supervision of Dr. Noha Alaa El Din, the Deputy Director of the CDEC; Dr. Noha Ismail, the Francophone Relations Coordinator and Prof. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, the Director of the CDEC.
The CDEC Hosts the 1st Week of Innovation “JAMK INNOFlash”
The Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC), in collaboration with JAMK University of Applied Sciences, hosts the first week of innovation to be held under the title of “JAMK INNOFlash” from 21- 24 April at Pharos University. This was held in the presence of Mr. Mieskolainen Matti, a lecturer at the JAMK University of Applied Sciences. The first week of innovation will be attended by PUA students from different faculties.
A CDEC Delegation Attended the Opening of the CIPIEE Centre in Senghor University
The Francophone University Association (L’Agence universitaire de la Francophonie) (AUF) announced through its digital centre in Alexandria the launching of a new project; the establishment of the CIPIEE Centre (Centre pour l’Insertion Professionelle, l’Innovation et l’Entrepreneuriat en Egypte) which is opened in Senghor University and is specialized in professional integration and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in Egypt. This new project will be part of a program launched by the AUF under the title of “Campus of the New Francophone Universities” (Campus du Nouvel Espace Universitaire Francophone) (CNEUF) which aims to create new employment opportunities, thus effectively contributing to the social and economic development. As representatives of Pharos University, Dr. Noha Alaa, the Deputy Director of the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) in Pharos University, along with Dr. Noha Ismail, the PUA Francophone Relations Coordinator attended the first meeting of this newly established centre. It is worth mentioning that this centre is an outcome of cooperation among several academic and economic partners, including the French University in Egypt, the Francophone University Association, Senghor University, Alexandria University, the Centre of issuing the International Business Driving License (IBDL) and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Egypt. This project aims at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, forming effective and successful partnerships between universities and large organizations, holding workshops and competitions in universities and developing teaching and learning methods in order to develop skilled students who are able to meet the labour market requirements.
Generate Your Business Workshop
The Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC), in collaboration with the SME Development Authority convened a workshop entitled “Generate Your Business” on 20-21 March 2019. About 31 students of the faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management attended the workshop. The students, in this workshop, were provided with a good opportunity to acquire innovation skills; an aspect that will enable them to generate new business ideas and work on developing the current ones. The students were also acquainted with the characteristics of entrepreneurs and how they tackle challenges in order to get ready for the difficulties they may encounter in the future.
PUA Faculty Members in a Visit to JAMK University
Within the framework of the Erasmus+ staff mobility agreement held between Pharos University and JAMK University in Finland, Dr. Inas Mohamed Masoud, a lecturer of Chemistry at the faculty of Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing and a coordinator at the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Centre at Pharos University, visited JAMK University and actively participated in this staff exchange programme. During her visit, Dr. Inas Masoud participated in training the international students who took part in the Innovation Week held in JAMK University. This was considered a superb opportunity for exchanging staff experiences, developing their skills, acquainting the visiting academic staff with the latest learning techniques applied in JAMK University and opening channels of communication between faculty members in the fields of career development and entrepreneurship.
and one successful project
The Career Development & Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) organized a visit for the students to the MSME Project Development Agency office in Alexandria and one of the successful projects financed by the agency for the manufacturing of plastic pipes. This visit was held on Tuesday, 11/12/2018, under the supervision of Dr. Alaa Khalil. The visit empowered our young entrepreneurs to go through their projects.
- Signing Protocol between CDEC and MSME on 19/9/2018
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) at Pharos University and MSME Development Agency on September, 19th 2018.
The MOU was signed between PUA President, Prof. Mahmoud Mohie Elddin and Ms. Niveen Gamee – President of (MSME).
The ceremony was attended by Prof. Norhan Fanaki -Vice President of Students Affairs, Prof. Ramadan Abou El Ela, Vice President of Community Services, Prof. Mohamed Helal, Vice President of Graduate Studies, Prof. Mohamed Abdel Rahman, CDEC-Executive Manager, Dr. Noha Alaa, CDEC-Deputy Manager, and a group of CDEC coordinators.
Through this protocol, activities will be run to broaden entrepreneurship and provide necessary assistance and support to PUA students and graduates who are on their way to start their projects.
- CDEC-Teams Participating in Créathon-2018
Career Development and Entrepreneurship Center (CDEC) participated in the international competition of Créathon for French-speaking countries at the University of Signor. The University participated in five teams about 22 Students from the university on 1617/5/2018.
- The CDEC organized a workshop entitled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” on 1/3/2018 with the aim:
learn how to use your own resources to succeed, discover yourself and determine goals in proportion to your potential. The lecture was Dr. Amina Sharaf-eldin, Professor of Dentistry.
The CDEC organized the first Startup Weekend from 15/3/2018 to 17/3/2018 to target PUA talented senior students from all faculties, who have an idea of anemerging project and would like to develop it. The weekend activities were held in cooperation with the two entrepreneurship centers in Nile University and Assiut University, and with our partner ICEAlex, the company who offers incubation programs.
The opening ceremony was by Prof. Norhan Fanaky-Vice President of Students Affairs and Prof.Mohamed Abdel Rahman- CDEC Executive Manager.
Fourty Two students were selected through our assessment process maintained by Dr. Noha Alaa – CDEC Vice Manager and Eng. Sara Hussein- CDEC Career Counselor. Four entrepreneurs gave talks to our students to share experience of startups. The continuing process of this event is to aid the first phase of empowered students to start their business.
- Continuing efforts towards entrepreneurial environment, CDEC organized a prestigious workshop in cooperation with The Project Development Authority, The Ministry of Industry, and The Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) on Thursday 7th December 2017 in PUA campus. The workshop title was: “Opportunities for entrepreneurs in industrial and agricultural sectors in Alexandria and Delta”.
Delegates from mentioned parties, CDEC executive Manager, CDEC Deputy Manager, CDEC coordinators, and more than 20 selected students attended the session. Discussions were regarding possibilities of investments and how students and graduates could profit. The session was very fruitful. At the end, PUA students received an invitation from AAST to participate in an entrepreneurial competition end of December in AAST campus.
Mediation Effect in Organizations and Institutions (October 30th and 31st 2017)
CDEC organized a 2-days workshop in cooperation with AUF and UNESCO in mediation. This workshop is held for the first time in Egypt. Workshops attendees were students, graduates, and staff
October 2017 training schedule
G200 Youth Forum (Dubai 2017)
The G200 Youth Forum (6 December — 10 December 2017, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates) will be one of the largest international events organized for the youth from around 200 countries in 2017. For more info open the link…
G200 Youth Forum
The G200 Youth Forum (6 December — 10 December 2017, Dubai, the United Arab Emirates) will be one of the largest international events organized for the youth from around 200 countries in 2017, and over 300 young leaders, students and academics, representatives of the business world and parliaments will participate in it.
The G200 Youth summit: which will yield the final Communiqué, and in which the best students and young experts in the fields of international relations, economics, finance, and law will play the parts of heads of state and ministers: Head of States, Sherpa, Minister of Economy, Minister of Finance, Minister of International Affairs, Minister of Education, Minister of Environment, Minister of Development, Ministers of Social Affairs, Minister of Culture and Journalist. The result of a 3-day G200 Youth Summit will be the final Communiqué (recommendations) discussed and approved by the participants which will reflect the views of young generation of the G200 countries.
Pharos university was invited to participate in this forum.
Eligible Candidate should:
- Be aged between 18 and 30
- Be a young expert in economics, finance or other fields
- Have communication skills in English
The rate of participation fee is based on the type of accommodation (Single, Double or Triple) and price offer period: From 1st July 2017-29th September 2017 price offer for the participation fee is following: 1900 Euro (Sngl), 1730 Euro (Dbl), 1650 Euro (Trpl).
August 2017 training schedule
CDEC-Teams Participating in Créathon-2017
CDEC is proud to announce that –for the first time- three teams (13 students) from Pharos University participated in the Innovation Competition, “Creathon 2017”, organized by University of Poitiers- France, on Wednesday 10th May 2017. About 200 teams participated internationally; activities were held online during more than 12 hours in centers of the “Agence Universitaire de la Phrancophonie (AUF)” located in Alexandria, Africa, and all over the world.
PUA teams showed good performance and high commitment. Preparation sessions were conducted by all CDEC team (admin-trainers), under the supervision of Prof. Mohamed Abdel-Rahman- CDEC Executive Manager, and Prof. Norhan Fanaky- Vice President of Students Affairs.
CDEC has organized 9 more workshops in Entrepreneurship during January-February 2017. About 211 students from different faculties enjoyed the training that encourages PUA students to be directed towards their own business, and be exposed to small and medium business startups. Thank you all for your participation and your fruitful interaction.
CDEC has organized 6 workshops in Entrepreneurship during December 2016. Students from different faculties participated and enjoyed the training. Entrepreneurship workshop aims giving PUA students an exposure towards small and medium business. We are waiting for you during our comprehensive mid-year vacation program.
- A courses schedule in November Click here
- The CDEC organized two, three – days workshops for Entrepreneurship training in cooperation with SFD (social funding for development) in August 2016. Sessions were to introduce Entrepreneurship concept to PUA student. About 40 students attended both sessions.
The Career development and Entrepreneurship center at PUA hosted Mr. Paul O’Sullivan from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) on Wednesday & Thursday 21st & 22nd September 2016. Meetings with CDEC manager were held to introduce entrepreneurship education to PUA students.
A workshop for CDEC coordinators to introduce entrepreneurship teaching methodology was gives by MR. Paul.
The Career development and Entrepreneurship center organized seven pre-announced courses during July 2016 to develop PUA students’ skills. Around 200 students from 11 faculties attended these sessions during July 2016. CDEC is grateful to all participants for their behavior and feedback.
July training schedule
|1||Leadership||8||الأحد 10 يوليو + الأربعاء 13 يوليو (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)||11:30- 3:30||E344|
|2||Interpersonal Communications||4||الأحد 10 يوليو||11:30- 3:30||E214
|3||CV Writing||4||الأثنين 11 يوليو||11:30- 3:30||E344|
|4||CV Customization & Interview||4||الأثنين 11 يوليو||11:30- 3:30||E214|
|5||Time management||4||الثلاثاء 12 يوليو||12:30- 4:30||E344
|6||CV Writing||4||الثلاثاء 12 يوليو||12:30- 4:30||E214|
|7||Team building||8||السبت 16 يوليو + الثلاثاء 19 يوليو (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)||12:30- 4:30||E344
|8||CV Customization & Interview||4||الأحد 17 يوليو||12:30- 4:30||E344|
CIB and Entrepreneurship
To emphasize on importance of entrepreneurship among PUA students, CDEC has organized a one day session on Tuesday 19th April, 2016 in D121. The session was in cooperation with the CIB (Commercial International Bank) in Alexandria and covered scope and future of medium and micro finance projects in Egypt and two success stories. More than 80 students attended the session. Eng. Mohamed Ateya and Mr. Reda Adly, two entrepreneurs from Alexandria shared their success stories with our students.For more photos
SFD and its Vision towards Entrepreneurs
To introduce entrepreneurship culture among PUA students, CDEC has organized a one day session and field trip on Tuesday 12th April, 2016 in D121. The session was in cooperation with SFD (Social Fund for Development) in Alexandria and covered scope and future of medium and micro finance projects in Egypt. More than 70 students attended the session and 5o students went to a field trip to one of the successful projects funded by SFD and a visit to the SFD office in Loran.
Delivery of Certificates.
Dear of CDEC trainees,
We are pleased to inform you that your certificate will be with you faculty coordinators starting April 2016.
April training schedule.
CV Customization & Interview
|4||Saturday 16th April||10:30 – 2:30||E 214
Saturday 16th April + Saturday 23rd April
10:30 – 2:30
|3||CV Customization & Interview||4|
Saturday 23rd April
|8||Tuesday 19th April + Tuesday 26th April|
CV Customization & Interview
|4||Tuesday 26th April||12:30 – 4:30||
March training schedule
|8||السبت 5 مارس + السبت 12 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)|
10:30 – 2:30
السبت 5 مارس + السبت 12 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)
|3||CV Customization & Interview||4||الثلاثاء 8 مارس + الثلاثاء 15 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)|
CV Customization & Interview
الثلاثاء 8 مارس + الثلاثاء 15 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)
|5||Team Building||8||السبت 19 مارس + السبت 26 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)||10:30 – 2:30||E 217
|6||Team Building||8||السبت 19 مارس + السبت 26 مارس (بواقع أربع ساعات لليوم)||12:30- 4:30||E 214
|7||CV Customization & Interview||4||الثلاثاء 22 مارس + الثلاثاء 29 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)||12:30- 2:30||E 214
|8||CV Customization & Interview||4||الثلاثاء 22 مارس + الثلاثاء 29 مارس (بواقع ساعتين في اليوم)||4:30-6:30||E 217
Focus Group Financial and Administrative Sciences
- Thursday 24/12/2015
- Coordinators: Dr.Karim Shehata
Focus Group Dentistry
- Tuesday 8/12/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Sherif Darwish
Focus Group Pharmacy and Drug Manufacturing
- Tuesday 1/12/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Inas Mohamed
Focus Group Allied Medical Sciences
- Tuesday 3/11/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Saeid Elkatlawy.
CDEC together with The International Relations Administration organized the Swedish Day for engineering students on Tuesday, 15th December 2015. Representatives from Atlas Copco, Scania, Tetra Pack, and Swedish Institute participated in the ceremony. Objectives achieved are opportunities for both internships and job applications, link CDEC with reputable companies, and introduce PUA activities to industrial community. The theme “Swedish Day” was selected due to the agreement between PUA and KTH in Engineering BSc.For more photos
Focus Group Arts and Design
- Tuesday 20/10/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Nahla Ahmed Hamdi
Focus Group Mass Communication
- Tuesday 27/10/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Tamer Mohammed Salah Eldeen
Focus Group Legal Studies and International Relations
- Tuesday 27/10/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Ahmed Samir Ahmed
Focus Group Physical Therapy
- Sunday 1/11/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Noha Elserty
Focus Group Engineering
- Tuesday 3/11/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Alaa khalil
Focus Group Languages and Translation
- Tuesday 10/11/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Silvia Alfred
Focus Group Tourism and Hotel Management
- Tuesday 24/11/2015
- Coordinators: Dr. Ghada Mohamed