Discovering ‘Much More’
November 30, 2011
Mohammed Hossain ’12 came to Dickinson expecting an education that would simply set him on a career path. What he got was an experience that changed his life.
“My attitude during my first year was that the whole point of going to school was just to get a job,” recalls the international business & management major who immigrated to America from Bangladesh when he was 8 years old. “But then I realized that Dickinson offered much more.”
For Hossain, much more meant complementing his business studies with Italian courses, managing a $50,000 entertainment budget as an executive on the Multi Organizational Board and studying abroad in Bologna, Italy, where seeing the Italian-Bangladeshi population’s struggles ignited Hossain’s desire to give back. Now, in addition to getting a job in finance after graduation, this Posse scholar has his sights set on graduate school in a few years and hopes to one day work for a nonprofit focused on helping the less fortunate.
“I’ve realized while at Dickinson that I really want to help people,” he says. “After the opportunities I’ve been given here, I feel like I have a duty to help people in need and give them the same opportunities I’ve had.”