“One day, you will make it.”
“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is possible” Ronnie Oldham.
Excellence is never an accident, but it is a choice. What does it mean to you?
Here is an example… Maryam Al Abbadi, a student in Quantity Surveying and Construction Management, is among the top students at MEC because of her outstanding academic grades.
Let’s hear it from Maryam.
Maryam, what is the secret to your success and excellence?
Success and excellence do not mean never making mistakes but instead learning from them and investing them in the right direction. The lesson lies in achieving success for the first time, and from here, success follows and motivates the person to excel and progress.
In your own experience, how has MEC contributed to your success?
Our academic and personal development is also a priority at Middle East College. It would have been impossible for us to succeed without the constant support of faculty members in our learning and personal development process, which helped us build a comprehensive and integrated personality. Middle East College also works hard to provide us with academic and personal skills relevant to the labour market.
How did you overcome difficulties and challenges in your learning journey?
This journey of learning is not as easy as it may seem to be. Challenges are an indispensable part of the learning process in life. A college student’s life is a challenge, from getting up in the morning and attending lectures to gaining knowledge and increasing experience to benefit you in the following career. One of the challenges is going through stressful days of projects, exams, and difficulties, but always remember that something is waiting for you at the end. Having a hard time does not invalidate all your hard work.
How do you balance college life and social life?
Starting with practical steps that include a study plan for specific times, playing a sport or group activity, and having a social life, which is essential not only for psychological balance but to start forming a network of relationships that is often no less important than our scientific and personal capabilities.
Lastly, I should realise that academic qualifications and university degrees are not the only elements companies and institutions are looking for. They also focus on skills and personal traits one does not necessarily learn in a classroom but acquires through life experiences, including campus life experience.
Finally, what is your message for all students?
Believe in yourself so that you can defy the odds and remind yourself that you are a champion and that one day, you will make it!