About Me

Hometown: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Current Position: Research Intern at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Previous University: Northeastern University
Undergraduate Degree: Business Administration and Management
Q: Why did you decide to earn an MS in International Management at Northeastern?

A: I loved getting my undergraduate degree at Northeastern, and I was grateful to experience Boston as a multicultural student. I felt fully immersed in the college experience. At Northeastern, I had the opportunity to form new experiences with people from all over the world. My professors and other students supported me throughout my undergraduate experience, and I wanted to continue my education in this thriving environment. 

I enrolled in the MS in International Management program because I am interested in international business development. I want to expand my business knowledge by developing specialized skills to effectively cater to this market. Now, I am excited to grow my network and become a leader in my field. 

Q: In what ways have your professors and classmates fueled your learning?

A: I value the expertise and experience of my classmates and professors. They always share insights into the workings of their various industries, and I'm constantly learning from them. My professors must have worked globally because they have taught me about the different business opportunities for international managers. Most of my classmates have international backgrounds, and interacting with them has helped increase my cultural awareness.

I'm confident that my time at Northeastern allowed me to gain the right skills to create a competitive professional profile.

Q:  How did D'Amore McKim's Master's in International Management program prepare you for your career? 

A: Being a student at D'Amore McKim, particularly in the Master's in International Management program, has really helped me thrive. Interacting with extremely knowledgeable professors and applying my courses to my desired line of work has helped me build my professional profile and my confidence.

In one of my classes, I had the opportunity to write a business case for an international organization. I utilized the fundamental business knowledge I've learned to use my research to produce high-level work. Classes like these have opened my eyes to new ways to think about global workforce management and global development. 

Beyond closing the gap on fundamental skills, this program provided me with the ability to combine my corporate knowledge with my international affairs knowledge. I developed expertise and learned how to be a successful player in the international business marketplace.

Q: How have you achieved your professional goals? 

A: I have always known that I want to work for the United Nations. It has been something I have been working to achieve since I first learned about the organization in my early high school years. My time at Northeastern and the Northeastern experience was vital to my ability to achieve that opportunity. I was able to work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. The division is responsible for building long-standing relationships within the private sector; these relationships are a crucial asset to further the philanthropic mission of the UNHCR and provide aid and relief to persons of concern under the mandate.

Q: What were your biggest takeaways from your time at D'Amore-McKim, and what would you tell prospective students who are considering graduate education at the business school? 

A: I have been a student at D'Amore-McKim since 2016, and Northeastern University has really shaped me into who I am today. It is a truly unmatched experience. While it would be difficult to outline each of my experiences and the lessons I have learned from them, I would definitely say my biggest takeaway is my learned ability to be a risk-taker, to think quickly on my feet, and become a problem solver all as a global leader. 

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