The American University of the Middle East (AUM) held a “Motivation & Self-Confidence Workshop” organized by the Career Development and Recruitment Center with the aim to help students advance their self-improvement techniques and skills to support their personal growth and well-being.
At the beginning of the workshop, Dr. Jeremy Vandyken from AUM liberal arts department explained the concepts of motivation, self-confidence and success, and focused on the ways that help students overcome fears and obstacles. He also introduced students to the importance of managing their minds effectively and positively and adopting the self-motivation concept that requires efforts to achieve.
Vandyken presented biographies of successful people throughout history, motivational videos and shared exercises to help students identify their fears and develop strategies to overcome them.
On the other hand, he considered that it is necessary to motivate and encourage students to develop a clear vision and goals. “Today, we are trying to explain to our students that obstacles and difficulties exist, but they should achieve their goals through self-confidence and believe in their own abilities”, he said.
Vandyken concluded: “At AUM, we always try to provide students with all skills required for their success. We organized workshops and trainings in different fields to help them gain expertise”.