UPS and AUS join forces to support future entrepreneurs in the UAE
UPS and the American University of Sharjah in the UAE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote capacity building and knowledge sharing initiatives that support the future careers of female AUS students and alumni in the fields of entrepreneurship, supply chain management, e-commerce, customs, and global trade. The agreement, which is in line with the government’s vision to build a competitive knowledge economy, was signed by Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President of Growth and Emerging Markets, and Professor Kevin Mitchell, Chancellor of AUS, during a special virtual signing ceremony, owing to the ongoing pandemic.
“Empowering the younger generation and especially supporting the female entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow is a goal we share with the American University of Sharjah,” said Jean-Francois Condamine. “Through this partnership, UPS reaffirms its commitment to providing students and alumni with the guidance and the tools needed to advance their careers in logistics, entrepreneurship and supply chain management. This collaboration is another step in that direction and we look forward to empowering young talent by providing a platform for their growth and success.”
The partnership aims to place the university’s students and alumni in internships and career opportunities with UPS. In addition, it will also provide AUS faculty, students and alumni an opportunity to engage with the UPS Sustainability Program and UPS’s role as the Official Logistics Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai.