University of Iowa

In the news: Growing into her skills at the UI

May 9th, 2017
Photo by Abu Hurairah

Photo by Abu Hurairah

By Sarah Stortz, The Daily Iowan

Perched on her seat, University of Iowa senior Nadzreen Syakilah Ahmad Nadzri thoroughly examines the résumé of a prospective student next to her.

As a career peer adviser in the Pomerantz Career Center, Ahmad Nadzri affects the future for many of UI students. In Ahmad Nadzri’s case, she said, many of the students here have affected her future.

Originally from Malaysia, Ahmad Nadzri had the opportunity to study in the United States after receiving a scholarship from her high school. She said she decided to attend the UI based on the business program, calling it “one of the best in the country.”

While transitioning into a new country, she said she learned how to move out of her comfort zone by 
participating in activities.

She has served as the head of finance for the UI Society for Human Resource Management, a member of the International Student Advisory Board, and the recruitment head for the Mortar Board Staff and Circle.

She said the one organization in particular that helped her adjust to the United States was the Global Engagement Student Advisory Board.

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