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Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program
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Sultan Kabiawu

Major: International Political Economy
Minor: Business
Hometown: Staten Island, NY

How did you learn about this opportunity?

I learned about this opportunity while interning at the Subaru of America corporate headquarters. Towards the end of my internship my manager informed me about the upcoming opportunity and I decided to give it a shot.

Tell us a little bit about your experience.

My experience with Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program was quite unique. My mentor was very easy to get along with and had a lot of industry insight to share. We mainly communicated through email. My mentor and I met in person about two times during the school year and went over some things that might help while I was looking for employment as well as what I should focus on after I had obtained a job. I feel that everything my mentor taught me was quintessential in my learning process and will certainly serve as a tool throughout my career.

How did this experience impact you academically?

This experience impacted me academically in a positive manner because my mentor emphasized setting goals and working diligently to achieve them. Having an alumni to refer to when things were going well and when things got difficult provided me with a feeling of relief. I feel that this experience certainly had a positive effect on my academics and pushed me in the right direction early.

Having an alumni to refer to when things were going well and when things got difficult provided me with a feeling of relief.

What are your career goals and plans?  How did this experience impact them?

My short term career goal is to advance in Amazon as quickly as possibly. I would also like to pursue an MBA within the next few years and patent a few ideas. In the long term I would like to be a business owner with largely diversified assets that can influence different areas of my professional life.

Would you recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students?

I would recommend this experience to other Liberal Arts students because there is no better advice than from those who have been through what we are currently going through.

For more information on the Liberal Arts Alumni Mentor Program, visit our website.
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