When Remah Salah Shihab finished university, she began looking for a job—a challenging proposition in a country like Jordan, where recent graduates find an extremely competitive job market and few opportunities to gain job experience. A friend told Remah about the NetCorps project and she sent in her resume.
Funded by USAID, NetCorps allowed Remah to work with a supervisor, colleagues and clients—the type of hands-on work experience she had needed but never been able to obtain. She learned how to make business decisions based on the budget, timeframe and resources available, and also gained experience teaching, managing projects, and operating in a business environment.
“It is so rewarding to know that you helped someone to open up or understand things beyond their usual world,” Remah said. “I feel very connected to people through my work. When I first graduated from university, my outlook was very limited, and I started to lose motivation and enthusiasm. Now, I can envision unlimited opportunities and options in front of me.”
Last updated: August 19, 2013