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AUM Holds Time Management Skills Workshop for its Students

The American University of the Middle East (AUM) held a “Time Management Skills Workshop” organized by the Career Development and Recruitment Center on Monday, November 12, 2018.

The Workshop aims to help students manage their time effectively and schedule tasks according to their priorities, which in return will reflect positively on their daily academic and professional performance.

The workshop included a presentation on the basics and constraints of time management, its constraints, and how to develop an agenda to set priorities and identify responsibilities.

During the session, students were introduced to Pareto Principles that could be applied in all fields, Stephen Covey’s Quadrants of significance and the seven habits of highly effective people, multiple resources theory by Professor Christopher Wickens, and Parkinson’s Law based on the adage that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”.

Students also conducted a number of tests and exercises to test their capabilities in organizing their time effectively and developing successful strategies to improve productivity.

On this occasion, Assistant Manager at the Career Development and Recruitment Center, Lolwa Albohamad, stressed the university’s continuous endeavor to equip students with the required skills in the work fields, pointing out that the center cooperates with companies and institutions to identify the needs of the labor market and sets up a schedule of workshops to address them accordingly.

“The Center is preparing a series of workshops on leadership, stress management, self-confidence and motivation, and other skill development sessions that take into consideration themes suggested by students”, she said.

“The American University of the Middle East is keen on diversifying and intensifying training courses to improve our students’ knowledge and help them take distinctive job positions that suit both their personal needs and the needs of the labor market”, she added.