“AUD isn't just a university; it's a family. I'm privileged to have shared this life-shaping experience with inspiring classmates and caring faculty and staff. From intellectually-stimulating coursework to character-building extracurricular activities, AUD taught me lessons in problem-solving and leadership which I still apply every day. After graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, I joined Nestlé, the global food manufacturing company, to work in operational excellence. Then, I switched tracks into a consulting role at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. I've been with McKinsey for almost 3 years now and plan on pursuing an MBA as the next step in my professional journey. In addition to being thankful for the support and mentorship of my professors and the entire AUD team, I'm deeply grateful to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his generous merit-based scholarship which I received throughout my entire AUD education."