Rahima | Class of 2011
Home country: Ethiopia
Major: General Business
Why did you choose Northwestern?
It was my desire to attend a Christian college. I choose UNW because of Northwestern's high value of ethical standards, integrity, academic excellence, and opportunities to grow spiritually and intellectually. Praise the Lord I made the right choice.
How did you decide on your major?
I decided what major I wanted to study before I came. I was interested in studying business because I believe that there is a great mission field in the business world. I started as an accounting major; however, I changed it to general business after my first year.
Why is Northwestern a good place to study business?
University of Northwestern is a great place to study business because of UNW's high standards, ethical values and academic excellence. Northwestern equips and trains students by offering an excellent education, and prepare them to live a Christ-centered life in every area of their lives.
I really admire and am thankful for all of University of Northwestern professors. They inspired me so much by their humility, honesty, and their passion and commitment to raise leaders for tomorrow.
Favorite business class?
Business Ethics, because it exposes the real ethical issues that students will deal with at their workplace. Our professor brings real cases and teaches and challenges students to deal with these cases in order to come up with a solution. This helped me to learn how to deal with ethical dilemmas. also, I learned that our standard is the Word of God to make a better decisions. Even though it is not easy to deal with ethical issues, I learned that as a Christian I need to step in to deal with unethical issues, not to step back from it.
How have you changed as a student at UNW?
I have seen myself mature by making professional decisions and I have fallen in love with the word of God more than ever before since I came to UNW and I have more passion to get involved and serve the community.
What would you like to do when you graduate?
I would like to work in the bank and continue my involvement and service in my church and more community service by volunteering.