Home Higher Education 5 minutes with… Youssef Medhat, pupil recruitment at ONCAMPUS

5 minutes with… Youssef Medhat, pupil recruitment at ONCAMPUS

5 minutes with… Youssef Medhat, pupil recruitment at ONCAMPUS


We mentioned contemplating altering profession paths in the course of the pandemic and attempting the native delicacies in Uzbekistan.

What do you want most about your job?

One of the best factor about this job is the satisfaction you’re feeling when a pupil tells you ways pleased they’re with the college possibility you prompt and guided them to go to, particularly once they graduate and so they come again to thanks.

You already know you might be main the best way and taking a powerful tangible position in altering folks’s lives to the higher and guiding them to succeed in their full potential.

Inform us a couple of defining second in your profession

Throughout coronavirus I used to be going through a profession crossroads after I used to be made redundant and considered shifting to a unique trade as borders closed down and training turned on-line.

I needed to decide, both to remain within the increased training sector or not. I had many doubts whether or not issues would return to regular. All the things was very difficult, however as [with] everybody else, I needed to adapt and develop. It led me to being extra resilient and develop a stronger sense of willpower.

I made a decision to hold on working in the identical trade and dealing in direction of my aim and imaginative and prescient to change into a pacesetter and a prime achiever within the UK increased training trade.

Two years later, I obtained an award for having the very best numbers of pupil recruited (2022) and the yr after I’ve obtained an award for being gross sales individual of the yr (2023) which clearly was a big milestone in my profession.

What was your first job in worldwide training?

By coincidence like most of us, I received to know of a chance with a UAE-based pupil placement company which was increasing to Egypt.

I joined the corporate as a rustic supervisor, accountable for constructing relationships with faculties, establishing the workplace, on the lookout for employees, studying in regards to the trade and completely different examine locations, entry necessities, visa necessities and examine applications.

It was a really completely different expertise although I got here from gross sales background and had worldwide prospects. Nonetheless, working on this area has modified my life and was an eye fixed opener for me on so many various ranges and undoubtedly impacted my life positively.

What’s your favorite worldwide delicacies or dish that you just’ve found via your work?

Plov is one in every of my favorite dishes that I’ve tried whereas visiting Uzbekistan on a piece journey in early 2020.

If you happen to may give one piece of recommendation to an aspiring worldwide educator, what wouldn’t it be?

An important piece of recommendation for aspiring worldwide educators is to embrace cultural humility and a real curiosity in regards to the world.

You’ll solely be capable of construct very sturdy hyperlinks and relationships when demonstrating cultural humility, which may even assist you construct belief and rapport with college students and colleagues from completely different cultures.

It reveals that you just respect and worth their views. Additionally this strategy will make you extra more likely to ask questions, search clarification and keep away from making assumptions, which can result in clearer and simpler communication.

Having real curiosity in regards to the world will broaden your horizons. It is going to result in private {and professional} development as it would make you search out new experiences, journey and have interaction in cross-cultural studying alternatives.

“Having real curiosity in regards to the world will broaden your horizons”

You’ll encourage your college students to discover the world and find out about completely different cultures. And it will likely be simpler to adapt to new environments, educating strategies and challenges.

What’s essentially the most attention-grabbing development you’ve noticed in our trade lately?

Not too long ago I began to note that examine overseas consciousness grew quickly over the course of the final eight years within the MEA area amongst mother and father and the demand has change into very excessive now.

And although the variety of authorities sponsorship seats declined in lots of GCC international locations, Saudi Arabia is hovering.

If you happen to may be taught any language immediately, which one wouldn’t it be, and why?

That language can be Japanese. It’s a very attention-grabbing language and tradition. I’ve at all times been fascinated by the quantity of self-discipline, power and satisfaction within the Japanese tradition and understanding the language would undoubtedly assist understanding the Japanese historical past and mix within the tradition



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