Published: Nov. 4, 2022

From Business at Leeds 2022 | Full issue

Doha Shahba runs a meeting. A whiteboard is visible in the background.

Doha Shahba, center, runs a meeting with her peers. She's majoring in business, but is also studying engineering to become 'a powerhouse of problem-solving capability.'

When the Rustandy Building opened its doors in 2021, we knew that the fusion of the engineering and business schools would ignite exceptional opportunities for students. One year later, we wanted to see what that looked like. Here are a few stories that caught our eye.

Engineering and business need each other, said Doha Shahba (Bus’24), a student in the BE Women in Tech scholars program. Though she’s a business major, she’s quick to point out that engineering is a common undergraduate degree among CEOs—it makes her eager to add those skills to her toolbox.

Someday, she hopes to help build a better society through entrepreneurial solutions based on technology. In the meantime, she wants to build a skillset in finance, accounting and data analytics that she can use to solve important problems in the future.

“Combining a business mindset with the inherent creativity of engineering creates a powerhouse of problem-solving capability,” Shahba said.

More creative collaborations: Vitro3D | Taylor Bata | Julie Gentile | Diego Alvarez

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