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Abdul Aziz Singhateh, '21
“I am from a low-income family, and as a kid I always knew that for me to be successful in life, I have to put extra effort in. I am passionate about helping others because I believe it only makes me better. I want to make the world a better place for everyone and without education I will not be able do this. My goal is to make the less privileged ones feel they have a role to play in this world and to show all the kids in different parts of the world they are intelligent, they have talents, and they should chase their dreams regardless of the obstacles they face in life. I came to NC because of its academic atmosphere, the diversity of the student body, its unique clubs and organizations, the amazing teachers in the school, and affordability of the school.
NC has allowed me to further realize my love of chemistry, physics, and math. I've gotten to work to work closely with my Professors: Dr. Haney, Dr. Hawks and Mr. Dillman, who have inspired me in their respective fields. Dr. Haney has even helped to push me to reconsider my future and how chemistry could possibly have an even more significant part of my life going forward. NC has also helped me to focus on my leadership skills, through being president of the Phi Theta Kappa honor's society here on campus. I have also been able to work on helping others through my position tutoring at the learning commons and at TRIO on campus.
I am planning on going to Texas A&M to study Chemical and Petroleum engineering. I want to make the world a better place for everyone and without education I will not be able do this. I want to be a petroleum engineer because the area of petroleum is lacking in different parts of the world because of the few people in the field. Some countries find it hard to mine oil because of the lack of knowledge they have in it.
Going for my Lab classes is one my favorite memories because I tend to apply what I learn in class. Coming here not knowing anyone but making new friends in NC especially Pemberai Mafi, someone I connect with and talk about different issues.
I am so excited to go to A&M to gain the resources I need to continue chasing and eventually fulfill my dreams and to continue helping others.”
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