Loay Tariq Shalabi
I am proud to be one of AOU’s first batch of graduates, I lived through all the university’s foundation stages since it was introduced as a new idea in the region. My educational experience was an out-of-the-ordinary experience that put me in the face of many challenges, which contributed to the development of my abilities and skills through modern and comprehensive curricula that reflect the actual needs of the labor-market, which in turn helped me gain more success on a personal and practical level. My B.S. degree was a key that unlocked many doors as the university added more value and excellence which was reflected in practice, and I am still one of the employees at Saudi Airlines currently (Head Specialist of Flight Operations) reaping the benefits of what I gained during my university studies. I’m very grateful to the university that provided me with science, knowledge, and skills, that in turn gave me the honor of representing the Saudi Airlines in many international and local conferences and workshops and I was nominated for many practical degrees and professional courses in (safety management systems, quality management, crisis management, emergency response plans management and finally the air operations sector).