Top 5 Reasons Why I Want to Be A Business Analyst

  When I first started my degree in Civil Engineering I was really excited to learn everything on how to build things and solve complex problems. I knew I had a passion for finding solutions and understanding how things work, which made me believe that civil engineering would be perfect for me, especially since I have a solid background in…

Open Data… Open Innovation

My interest in data science and open data specifically comes from the open data movement. In this movement, collaborators set a goal to standardize and provide data to everyone. People can use this data to extract knowledge for their benefits and some decide to share their models and results for the benefit of other societies….

Part II: Berlin 2.0 The Internet Startup Scene

This is the second part of 3 blog posts about my experience in Berlin for the last 18 months, and what we can learn from Berlin in the context of the current situation in Syria. In the last part, I talked about the fall of the Berlin wall and how we can take that as…

Part I: Berlin 0.5 The Fall of the Wall

I was lucky enough to spend the last 18 months in Berlin, Germany, and although it was a tremendously rich experience full of special moments. I will try to summarize on 3 different levels and in 3 sequential blog posts. First: on Berlin as a city and a symbol of strong will for Germany and…

The Language of Silence

Last week I had the chance to read a very interesting book that discusses the power of introverted people and their chances to be a successful leaders in their societies. Susan Cain’s, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” shares her own difficulties as a Wall Street lawyer with regard…

My Search for Meaning

In the last couple of weeks I had the chance to read a book full of influence and positive energy called ”Man’s Search for Meaning.” The author, Viktor Frankl, described his experience in a concentration camp during World War II, and how an experience full of pressures and challenges could affect the future of a prisoner. In his…

“We allowed to ask, what questions are. Hmm? Hmm.”*

In the transition to a free and freer society, we must permit and even encourage (and protect) our ability to ask honest questions of ourselves and of our country. The freedom of asking questions should be integrated in our culture, we shouldn’t let anything to put borders or limits for our knowledge and creativity. This…

“Hard work will always beat talent.”

We are pleased to introduce and share with you the words of Shane Samuels, a 4th year Architecture student from the island of Antigua, and a fellow classmate at Illinois Tech; as Syrians, Shane represents an IIT story – and a set of ideals and goals that we hold deeply as well, that is, a deep…