Besides hosting world class research facilities in state-of-the-art buildings, Hamad Bin Khalifa University is also home to a vibrant student community. In this Q&A, Noor Sadiah outlines her plans to balance her studies for the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management by participating in sports and debating activities.
I took a course during my bachelor's studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) on enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems which really heightened my interest in supply chain management. In this respect, I’m particularly attracted to the research component of HBKU’s Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The program encourages students to engage in research projects inside and outside the classroom with the full support of the CSE’s highly experienced faculty. I can’t wait to build on knowledge acquired during my bachelor’s degree and expand my skill set at HBKU.
See above! Besides excelling in my studies, I hope to participate in as many research activities as possible and work closely with faculty and classmates in the process. I also want to be involved in HBKU student life by participating in campus events and sports activities. Last year, I played in a women’s football team and through our collective dedication and commitment we achieved first place in two consecutive Qatar Foundation (QF) competitions. I very much hope that I can repeat such successes with new team members during my time at HBKU.
I have also attended several talks on HBKU campus, most recently about the growing use of ChatGPT and its impact on society and technology. I would like to get involved in the HBKU talks organization team and contribute to the hosting and organizing of discussions on topics that are meaningful and relevant to the modern world.
I am very confident that HBKU will help me attain all my career goals. With its particular focus on research, I’m convinced that the Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management program will help me to prepare for life as a PhD student. I’m looking forward to engaging with as many PhD candidates as possible at HBKU, picking up advice on research projects, student life and related activities in the process. The same is also true of CSE faculty and other academic staff who I’m hoping will help me refine my professional ambitions before, during, and after my doctoral studies.