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How To Land Your Next Job

How To Land Your Next Job

  This is my first experience publishing an article with the EAS Scribes. My intent of this article is to share my experience and professional opinion, to be summarized in a few points about how you can go through the search and acceptance of a new job. This is purely a coaching session that I am hoping will carry good advice for many of[read more...]
Take an Interview Like a Champ

Take an Interview Like a Champ

  The excitement, the tension, the intimidation, the focus and the final sigh of relief. The different stages we all go through when going through a professional interview, starting from being informed of a company interest in your application, through the preparation for the interview, the first two minutes of the interview then [read more...]
Egyptian Team Wins Houston The Sister Cities of Houston Tournament

Egyptian Team Wins Houston The Sister Cities of Houston Tournament

  The Egyptian soccer team beat the Japanese soccer team in the final round of the annual Sister Cities Houston Soccer Tournament, to be crowned SCH Soccer Champions. Eight teams participated in the tournament, which was held on February 7 at Cullen Park. The two-day soccer championship was held on January 31, 2014 and February 7, 2015[read more...]
A Brilliant Egyptian Is Re-shaping “Smart Metals"

A Brilliant Egyptian Is Re-shaping “Smart Metals"

  Many Egyptian/American professionals in Houston identify themselves as Doctors or Engineers that it’s almost a stereotype. Well, this is one man who is both. Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor at the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded the $500,000 Early Stage Innovations Research Grant from NAS[read more...]
About Your First Novel & Inspirations

About Your First Novel & Inspirations

Novels are a great way of conveying incredible storytelling to many readers. Authors usually pour in ideas to create dramatic situations, with amazing characters that go through various, unique hardships that define them and allow readers to relate to them better. But have you ever wondered what it’s like to actually write a novel? Writing novels, [read more...]
It’s not Food Delivery, its Fuel Delivery

It’s not Food Delivery, its Fuel Delivery

Former Cairo resident partner in on-demand gas delivery service in Houston   FuelMe, the newest ‘big thing’ was launched on June 1 at the University of Houston’s main campus. FuelMe is a smartphone application used to request fuel service for vehicles. This business model is following the general trend of on-demand delivery service[read more...]
Be a Shooting Star...

Be a Shooting Star...

  I have the most profound respect for entrepreneurs, I strongly believe that being an entrepreneur is not taught, it is in the person's nature, they are like shooting stars, you do not get many of them, but when you do they are always special. Entrepreneurs have a vision, they have fantastic observation making them see things othe[read more...]
Syrian Refugee Camps: Too Many Children Left Behind

Syrian Refugee Camps: Too Many Children Left Behind

As the international community awaits results of an investigation by the United Nations on whether or not the president of Syria and his army used chemical gas against his own people earlier last week, there is an aspect of this two-year conflict in the country that has recently been brought to the fore: that of child refugees. On August 23rd, t[read more...]
How Vendor Management Works

How Vendor Management Works

  I would like to begin the article by apologizing for tailoring the topic to suit predominantly Oil and Gas folks yet I hope for those who do not find the material too dry that they find it useful. Vendor management is a demanding activity we all come across in the Oil and Gas industry through one period of our work life, it require[read more...]
On Career Mid Life Crisis

On Career Mid Life Crisis

  You snooze your alarm once, you snooze it twice then by the third time you drag your body out of bed, force yourself to the bathroom, get dressed and start your work day. This is probably the case for some if not everyone I regularly come across at the work place. You hit the 10 year mark and you always wonder where did all this time[read more...]
Amaanah Refugee Services Sets the Bar for Houston Refugees

Amaanah Refugee Services Sets the Bar for Houston Refugees

  Upon entering the Amaanah Refugee Services office, I felt like there was something different about this organization. This would not be my first time volunteering to help refugees. As an International Studies major, I have previously worked with refugees. My experience includes working with a startup nonprofit organization in Amman, Jor[read more...]
On Aspirations and How I Failed my First Interview

On Aspirations and How I Failed my First Interview

  The last two years in university are very busy for any graduating senior, engineering degree students are certainly no exception. Graduation projects, the search for summer internships, full year apprenticeships and ultimately the thrilling hunt in hopes of landing the first job. Back in my uni days, as one of the top ranking student[read more...]
Success Through Social Intelligence

Success Through Social Intelligence

  Just like any interactive environment in life, be that in sports, at home, on the street or at work, being socially intelligent, through proper application can help you develop strong alliances with people and corporations and gain support in every aspect of your life and ultimately help you perform better to reach your goals. This a[read more...]
How To Manage Your Manager

How To Manage Your Manager

  January 2015 marked my 10th year working in the Oil and Gas industry, a milestone I am proud of even if it is difficult to imagine that 10 years have gone so quick with all the amazing events I experienced in my subsea engineering career. I took the time to recap on what I have learned in the field from all the people I worked for an[read more...]
We didn’t ask to be Egyptian Houstonians… We just got Lucky!

We didn’t ask to be Egyptian Houstonians… We just got Lucky!

Being an Egyptian in Houston is not easy and it is most definitely not like living anywhere else in the U.S.   You know you’re an Egyptian in Houston if…   1. At least one family member works for the oil and gas industry. Located in the oil & gas Mecca of the U.S. - These oil prices are killing us!   2. You frequent [read more...]
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