Profiles from the Middle East
- Major: Civil Engineering
- Country: Iraq
I have always wanted to be a successful and famous civil engineer. When I graduated high school, I was looking for the right place to pursue my dream. I was advised to consider UE because it has a very good engineering program that is competitive, well recognized, and full of activities, which was exactly what I was looking for. As far as the relationship between students and professors is concerned, I have never in my life experienced a better one. With classes of 20 to 30 students, the professors are always willing to help each student individually.
As an international student experiencing a whole new environment and culture, I was afraid I wasn’t going to fit in at Evansville. I was completely wrong. The University of Evansville is a small campus, yet very lively and eventful. On my very first day, I made a lot of friends, both Americans and internationals. I have only been here for eight months, and I have made friends from over 40 different countries. There are countless number of activities and clubs to join and there is always something to do. I have joined Venturing Crew (Outdoor Club), International Club, civil engineering projects, and soccer intramural league. I can't deny that I love it and can't get enough of it. With that being said, I am confident to say that the University of Evansville is the right place for me, and I have no doubt it will transform me into a great civil engineer.
- Major: Finance and Economics
- Country: Syria
When I look back at my time at the University of Evansville, a lot of memories seem to rush to my mind. I spent 5 of the best years of my life at UE.
During my time there I was able to join the International Club, Scholars for Syria, a social fraternity, and was involved in so many different activities that made my time at UE even better. I was also able to complete 3 different internships at Fifth Third Bank in Evansville, Cincinnati, and Lexington. I'm very impressed by the changes the school is going through such as the new gym, the new library, and the new food services. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. I'm currently working for Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati as part of their Investments Leadership Program. I will be doing rotations within the investments group for the next two years and then will be placed in the team I enjoyed the most. Looking back at the last 5 years of my life, I'm confident to say that University of Evansville is an exceptional school that offers outstanding programs and I'm very lucky and proud to be an Ace graduate.
- Major: Health Service Administration
- Country: Saudi Arabia
Being a student at the University of Evansville has been an amazing experience. What I like most about the health service administration program is the faculty and staff. They are very helpful and nice, especially as an international student, the extra help is needed. The faculty put so much effort into making a fitting degree plan for their students. The program is also very flexible. For instance, within five years, one can earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. By taking a few extra classes, I could even earn a minor in business.
I like the diversity here at the University of Evansville where I get to learn about so many cultures. There are so many opportunities to make friends and be active, as there are more than 120 student organizations in which any student can join.
- Major: Management Information Systems
- Country: Saudi Arabia
The main reason I chose UE was because they offer my major, management information systems. Another reason the small classes, which allows students to communicate easily with professors. UE has a great business school that has helped me expand my communication skills. The professors of the business school give their students projects to work on with classmates, which creates an opportunity for students to work as a team.
I've been in Evansville for a year and half. When I came to UE for the first time, I made a lot of friends at international orientation. Most of them came from different countries, such as Brazil, South Korea, the United States, and many more. This experience taught me about different cultures and traditions. I am very pleased with my UE education and the friends I have made along the way.
Hassan Taki Eddin
- Major: Accounting and Finance
- Country: Syria
I am extremely lucky to have gotten the opportunity to go to UE! As an international student from Syria, I felt extremely welcomed by the UE community from my first day on campus. In my 4-year journey I was able to obtain an excellent education while forming lifelong friendships and still having a lot of fun! My most memorable experience was serving the UE International Club as President and organizing countless entertaining events for the entire campus and the Evansville community. I graduated in May of 2017 with two degrees in Accounting & Finance and I am thrilled to start my career in New York City with PwC!
Kenan Al Mahayni
- Major: Accounting
- Country: Syria
I came to UE in 2013 to finish my Accounting Degree that I had started in Syria. While in college, I was fortunate to get a different internship every summer, an opportunity that gave me a big exposure to various aspects in the business world. I had internships in areas like Tax, Financial Applications, Sales, and Commercial Lending. I graduated from UE and landed a job at a reputable global accounting firm in Chicago through one of the Career Fairs that UE organized. For the first year, I worked as an Assurance Associate in the Audit Department where I got exposed to different areas of the Audit, and then after finishing my first busy season successfully, I was presented with a better opportunity to work as a Technology and Management Consultant with the same firm. There was a steep learning curve for my new job since this was not the area of my expertise but I welcomed the challenge. While I was in UE, I was lucky to make friends with people from all over the world. I learned about their cultures and perspectives and at the same time I was able to share my stories and opinions with them, a thing that made open-mindedness become one of my best qualities. In UE I learned to never stop learning and to always help others and be kind to them.