Are AUB students the best students in Lebanon?
Before starting my post I want to state that I got my Bachelor from NDU, my MS from AUB, and during my preparation for my long lost PhD I took 3 courses at AUST! Fa wajaba Al tawdi7!!
So Now back to the post. Why are AUBites the highest demanded students in Lebanon and the Gulf? Although I am very well aware that other students from other universities are still demanded, but let us face it not as much as AUB students are (why? What make them so special?). Whenever multi-nationals come to Lebanon to recruit, they usually go first to AUB and then after exhausting their quota they move to other academic institutions. AUB students are usually paid more then NDU, whom in their turn are paid more then AUST (again this argument does not apply to ALL students) which I think it is of great injustice.
So what makes AUB students different? Well certainly not the academic skills acquired at AUB, but rather the higher selection standards that AUB applies. Second I guess that AUB invest a lot in its marketing strategy, and let us not forget that AUB is 140 years old. All this being said it is with great pleasure that I tell you that a Masters at AUB is like going to the ecole des fans… where every single students has to pass…. You can not fail even if you wanted to! And at the end you get your diploma plus a lot of job offers within Lebanon (so not true, but at least you get enough offers to the gulf)!
Another point, have you noticed how AUB graduates have a sticker on their cars saying Proud to Be an AUB graduate? While I have rarely seen NDU, Balamand AUST or USEK students bragging or at least being proud of their institutions… perhaps LU and USJ students do brag a little bit!! Damn it… I lost my thread of thoughts! anyway… what do you think guys, would you invest a shit load of money to send your kids to AUB? Is it really the best or is just a big marketing trick?? And do you think other university students have some sort of inferiority complex?