Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dr Mohamed Slim Alouini farewell at TAMUQ

Today we gathered for the farewell of Dr Alouini at TAMUQ. It has only been one week since I am here at TAMUQ, but Dr Alouini did have an effect on my career! Last October when I came here for an interview, Dr Slim (and Dr Shehab Ahmed) urged me to finish my Masters so that they can apply for my VISA.

After I came back to Egypt, I took an unpaid vacation from my work at eSpace and started the campus of studying! Thanks to Allah, I got the Masters certificate last February. I was always remembering Dr Alouini's words about pushing my career onwards and finishing the Masters as quickly as possible.

From right: Hossam Hammady (me), Dr Wessam Mesbah, Dr Alouini, Dr Ahmed Masoud, Majid Farouqi.

So although we didn't meet much, but thanks Dr. Alouini for pushing me onwards.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

My new job at Texas A&M University at Qatar

It has been so long since I posted anything here. I am always lazy writing blogs :( Today I thought I should write something. From now on, my blogs should be short so that I don't get lazy writing them!

So, I am writing this to let you know that I have joined Texas A&M University at Qatar as a Teaching Associate. The hiring process took too long since I had to finish my Masters first before I apply for the VISA. Thanks Allah, I finished my Masters last February, but this is another story, I will write about it soon insha2Allah :)

I am now in Doha with my little family, my wife and my little 1-year-old kid, Abdullah. My job here includes both teaching tasks and support in IT-related issues for the faculty.

A lot of paper work to do here to finish my residency permit and settle in my new house. I didn't take any task yet, just all about orientation and settlement. I hope work would be fun here as I have always enjoyed my job :)