18 Menan Omar

Menan Omar

Project Analyst and Post-Master Fellow, The International Finance Corporation and the American University in Cairo

MPA Dual Degree , 2013

Why did you choose LSE, and why did you choose your programme of study?

Given LSE's reputation as one of Europe’s leading academic institutions and its renowned history as a hub for intellectual developments, I was convinced that the school's MPA program would help me meet my country's need for professional policy makers.

Overall, how do you look back on your LSE experience?

Pursuing a post-graduate degree at LSE has indeed provided me with a sound academic training by a distinguished faculty board. Both my knowledge and international exposure have grown exponentially as a result of this unique experience in cosmopolitan London.

Please describe your career path to date:

Upon my graduation in 2013, I took on a Research Analyst position at the Environmental Defense Fund in the United States. I then returned to my home country, Egypt, to pursue my passion for teaching through a fellowship at the American University in Cairo and at the same time, explore a career opportunity at the International Finance Corporation.

Why did you choose your current job?

Teaching is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs I have ever had. I love the interaction with my students. At the same time, working at the International Finance Corporation has provided me with the opportunity of getting important practical experience in private sector development.

Tell us about your current job:

I am currently based in Cairo, Egypt and I love the working environment at both institutions. I am very happy and grateful for the opportunity to pursue such an exciting career while being physically proximate to my parents.

What advice do you have for LSE students who are looking to enter a similar profession to you?

LSE will provide you with one of the most rigorous academic trainings you can get. However, the school has more to offer in terms of societies and extra-curricular activities. Try to tap on the school's non-academic resources and explore cosmopolitan London.



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