Sahar Abdullah: Role Model for Women’s IT Education

Већина младих жена које одрастају у Јемену имају мало могућности за високо образовање и професионалне послове. Али Sahar Abdullah’s parents believe that higher education plays an integral role in personal development, so they strongly encouraged Sahar and her sister to continue education after high school.

Because Sahar was one of the top secondary school students in Yemen, she received a scholarship to study for her bachelor’s degree in Egypt. Her love for programming and problem solving led Sahar to choose computer science as her major. At Cairo University she successfully completed her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and master’s degree in Information Systems, and completed a Cisco diploma at American University.

After learning about our unique MS in Computer Science in a LinkedIn message from MUM, Sahar kept thinking that one master’s degree was enough–but the idea for a second master’s emphasizing OOP software development kept popping into her head. So she decided to research Maharishi University of Management and our MS in Computer Science for Computer Professionals program, and joined our фацебоок група. Када је Сахар схватио да су се многи арапски студенти сретно и успјешно уписали у овај програм, она је одлучила да се пријави и била је прихваћена за улазак у октобру КСНУМКС.

Хаппи ат МУМ

When she first arrived at MUM last year, Sahar’s initial impression of the University was that everyone here was happy. She told her mother, “All the people here are smiling and saying hi!”

Након годину дана на кампусу, Сахар се осврће на посебну природу заједнице МУМ / Фаирфиелд, Иова: “I really love this peaceful environment that I am in–an environment full of love, happiness and joy obtained from the incredible benefits of practicing the Техника трансценденталне медитације. Just living in this community with international software professionals all doing TM together is an honor for me in itself.”

Even though she is far from her parents and sister, and misses them very much, Sahar’s family is relieved to know she is in a very safe and completely supportive environment at MUM.

Хармонија у различитости

“As a Muslim lady living in Fairfield, I feel that people around me are respecting me and others,” says Sahar. “They treat me as one of them, despite the fact that I wear my scarf. I have never felt mistreated. Friends greet us on Eid (a Muslim holiday), and Eid prayers trips are arranged for us.”

Топ Ацадемицс

Сахар је такође задовољан академицима у програму Цомпутер Профессионалс: “The program’s high standards create a powerful motivation. I look to this program like a tree: You plant the seed, water it, and take care of it. As the knowledge grows within, you gain fruits forever. Every aspect of the academic program was the best either in moments of challenge, or moments of success. The courses were very challenging, but now that I am finished, I am ready for my curricular practical training internship in the IT industry.”

Савети за друге женске програмере софтвера

“Nowadays, the biggest challenge for a female is to be employed and feel useful for society and herself. I would like to tell all female software developers who feel they are creative, full of ideas, and dreams, but have not found the appropriate ways to express their talents–at MUM you will get the support and knowledge to realize the best in your skills and competencies.”

Светла будућност

У јануару, Сахар ће започети своју ИТ каријеру као софтверски инжењер на интел у Орегону где ће бити део тима за развој инжењера производа. Њен посао ће трансформисати дизајн у конкурентне производе и тестирати развој за микропроцесоре, систем на чиповима и чип сетове. Желимо јој велику срећу и успех, јер остајемо у контакту са још једним посебним чланом наше светске породице.