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AUK Students Join Warba Bank’s Rowad Innovation Program

22nd Oct 2019 | by the Office of Public Affairs

Five AUK students have been selected to join Warba Bank’s Rowad Innovation Program—a training and workshop challenge where teams will be coached by the banking industry’s top mentors to develop innovative solutions for real-life financial business issues. The training sessions and workshops will kick off in October and will be held across ten weeks, leading up to the final entrepreneurship challenge where the participants will be rewarded valuable cash prizes and a career opportunity in Warba Bank. 

The previous editions of Al-Rowad Program were aimed at Warba Bank employees to encourage innovative banking products and satisfy customer needs. Due to the success of the program, Warba Bank expanded the scope of the program for university students to enroll this year. The 3rd edition has been dedicated to university students from both the bachelor’s and master’s levels from various universities in Kuwait.

AUK Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar supported the students’ participation and abilities in performing well in this challenge, as she explains, “As a reflection of the liberal arts mission of the American University of Kuwait, our five participating students for this competition come from three different majors. It is always a pleasure to see how enhancing our students’ education in their early years at AUK enables them to see beyond the limitations of one major and seek opportunities offered in fields outside of their comfort zone; that being said, our students are no strangers to the interdisciplinary nature of this program.”

Further, Mr. Shaheen Al-Ghanem, Warba Bank’s CEO, expressed his wishes and support saying, “Warba Bank will provide a favorable environment for the students to widen their horizons and prepare them for the labor market. Participation in the program will give them the chance to join Warba Bank’s team where they will be able to achieve further development in their future career.”

Members of the teams were selected to participate based on their high academic performances and interviews with Warba Bank. AUK’s team includes the following students: Nashra Sharique Quraishi, majoring in accounting; Susan Naqvi, majoring in computer engineering; Mona Singer, majoring in computer engineering; Farah Hamoudah, majoring in computer engineering; and Hussen Alwazan, majoring in management.

Warba Bank’s Rowad Program group photo with participating universities

AUK Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Hanan Muzaffar

AUK Students participating in Rowad Innovation Program

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