Ali Dashti

Kuwait University
Assistant professor
Kuwait city, Kuwait
Trust reciprocity over egovernment
Izak Benbasat, Andrew Burton-Jones, Sandra Robinson, Anthony Boardman

Where and what is your current position?

Teaching, research, and administrative tasks (e.g. scheduling)

How does this job relate to your graduate degree?

Analytical, communication and social skills learned during PhD program are helping me greatly at my current work.

What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?

UBC's reputation.

What did you enjoy the most about your time as a graduate student at UBC?

The faculty members and students at UBC.

What are key things you did that contributed to your success?


What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?

Hang in there. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Did you have any breaks in your education?

It was a smooth ride from day one until the day I graduated.

What challenges did you face in your graduate degree, or in launching your career?

Time management

What do you like and what do you find challenging about your current position?

What I like the most about my current position is it keeps throwing new challenges in your face everyday.


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