September 27th, 2023 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Canadian University Dubai (CUD) had the pleasure of hosting an industry-led engagement session with Cartier, a renowned luxury brand under Richemont's umbrella. Throughout this interactive session, students gained valuable insights into the potential roles Engineers can fulfill within the luxury retail industry. Representatives from Cartier; Engineer Ahmed Naim, Operations Director; and Ms. Anissa Mehni, Head of Supply Chain; shared their professional journeys providing valuable guidance to students in navigating their career paths.
The event was a collaborative effort between CUD's Career Services and Internship Office, and the Department of Electrical Engineering.
Firza Ali, a CUD student said: “This experience was an eye opener as it reshaped my understanding of luxury through the lens of engineering and production planning." Engineers bring valuable skills to the retail industry, in areas such as forecasting, management planning, and supply chain management. The operational and production aspects require precise technical coordination, planning, organization, and execution. Yumna Al Khedr, a CUD student said: “It’s a great opportunity to discover how Engineers can create an impact in diverse fields, integrating with luxury retail brands.”
As a continuous collaboration, Cartier Boutique has extended an invitation to CUD students to visit their flagship store. Stay tuned!