Etiopljani i Eritrejci kod kuće na MUMI

Šetajući zgradom McLaughlin, domom škole računalnih znanosti i matematike na Maharishijevom sveučilištu za menadžment, susrećete studente s bogatom raznolikošću kulturnih i etničkih pozadina. Dok je više od 40 nacionalnosti u svakom trenutku zastupljeno u MSCS programu u kampusu, postaje jasno da je više Etiopljana nego bilo koja druga nacionalnost. Zapravo, budući da je naš MSCS program započeo u 1996-u, najveći broj diplomiranih studenata dolazi iz Etiopije. Od 1205 diplomanata, 289 su Etiopski. Među trenutno upisanim studentima na kampusu i stažiranjem u SAD-u, Etiopljani su također najveća skupina zastupljena s 155-om.

Zašto toliko mnogo Etiopljana dolazi u SAD na diplomsku školu?

According to Sundus Yousuf, who first got interested in computers in Ethiopia at age 10, and is currently doing his curricular practical training internship in the Research Information Systems Department at the University of Iowa, “It’s the Američki san. The USA gives this world image that it’s such a great country and that anyone can be successful if they work hard enough.”

Profesionalno, Sundus bi volio raditi svoj put od malih organizacija uključenih u razvoj softvera, a zatim napraviti još jedan korak prema većim inovativnim IT organizacijama. Nadalje, nada se da će zaraditi doktorat, kako bi mogao doprinijeti istraživanjima vezanim uz umjetnu inteligenciju ili IBM Smarter Planet®.

Zašto posebno prisustvovati MUM-u?

Sundus transferred to MUM from another U.S. university when he didn’t see his goals being achievable at that university.

“The attraction of MUM was that:

  • Sastoji se od ljudi iz gotovo svakog naroda, plemena i regije svijeta. MUM je najrazličitije sveučilište na koje sam naišao. Studij na MUM-u pruža internacionalnim studentima priliku ne samo da iskuse američku kulturu, već i da upoznaju ljude iz svih krajeva svijeta.
  • Drugi neporeciv razlog je financijska potpora koju škola pruža svojim cijenjenim stranim studentima. To je veliki plus za svakog međunarodnog studenta jer nam daje mogućnost da istražimo svoje granice bez ikakvih financijskih granica.
  • Last, but definitely not least, is the employability record and reputation the school has developed among the U.S. Fortune 500 IT companies. It’s every student’s dream to be employed in any of these companies, and to put their knowledge to the ultimate test by practicing it in the real world.”

Što Vam se najviše sviđa u svom iskustvu na MUM-u?

“Because classes are on the block system, we study one course a month, and then change. This is great because you never get bored or feel unsatisfied in a class for an extended period of time. The environment is very calm and peaceful, and this helps you focus deeply, achieve your daily assignments, and fulfill your dreams. Tečajevi koji se nude u mom programu dobro su prilagođeni trenutnoj tehnologiji, što je vrlo dobra stvar, budući da se tehnologija tako brzo razvija."

Što biste savjetovali razvojnim inženjerima za uspjeh i zadovoljstvo u životu?

“What was yesterday is not today and will not be tomorrow, so keep yourself up-to-date on the latest technologies to stay in the game. One more thing—knowing what you need to know matters, whether you’re just starting out as a software developer (or planning to become one), so make a good commitment to it. MUM’s Computer Professionals education system is wonderful. The courses offered are up-to-date-posebice dvotjedni seminarski tečajevi, koji igraju veliku ulogu u održavanju naše struje. Nadalje, praksa tehnike Transcendentalne Meditacije® integrirana je s obrazovnim sustavom, što nam daje jasnu viziju puta koji nas čeka."

Eritrejski studenti i maturanti 2013.

Along with the Ethiopian students, in recent years we have seen a steady growth in the Eritrean student population. This is understandable when you consider that Ethiopians and Eritreans share a common border in East Africa, have similar climates, languages and traditions, and both have high quality undergraduate computer science education. There are currently 15 Eritrean students in the MSCS program, and the 2013 outstanding graduate is Eritrean. Students from both countries enjoy each other’s company, whether it’s on the football (soccer) field or in a group posing for a photograph.