Money Mentor Interview with Rahib Ahmed

Whats up guys I am Rahib!

Where are you from?

I was born in a small town in Texas called Victoria! I have lived in California as well and now call Houston my home. I currently attend the University of Houston and it is an amazing school with a lot of diversity!

What did you do in high school?

I played basketball and tennis in high school. I was on the Varsity tennis team for three years and I still play tennis now! Also, I was involved in the Student Council, and I was a PAL mentor for younger kids in the neighboring elementary and middle schools.

What do you like about college?

There are so many great things about college but what I like most is the freedom and opportunities available to college students. At UH there are a lot of amazing events that help students be more prepared for the future. I also like that I can create my own schedule to fit my needs and lifestyle. No more morning classes!

What is your major?

My major is consumer science! It focuses on consumer-oriented business practices in the fields of retailing, technology entrepreneurship, e-tailing, sales, customer services, and public relations. Consumer orientation is key in meeting customer demand that drives business success.

Is there anything in particular you want your mentees to know?

Make sure to get involved and be proactive outside of the classroom! When I first came to college I was so focused on my classes and grades that I did not get involved in many extracurricular activities. However, future employers always look at how well-balanced you are in and out the class, and extracurriculars are great for making friends! Also, never be afraid to ask for help from your friends, professors, and counselors :)