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Ayman Bekdash '07

Major: History
Company: DGC International
Title: Vice President, Operations
Field of Work: Other

What do you do?

I am mainly responsible for fixing quality control issues with the company's operations overseas. I also initially manage programs during the startup phase.

How did you become interested in your field?

I fell into it somewhat. My first job after graduation was with an international development firm called Emerging Markets Group, formerly of Deloitte and currently part of Cardno, and I was part of the business development and marketing unit. I later transitioned to the defense sector with my current company.

What skills are vital for success in your field?

Many different skills are required, but the most important are agility, flexibility, transparency, an understanding of ISO 9001:2008 quality standards, FAR and DFARS knowledge, understanding the contracting environment, and basic money management skills.