In The Hilla #10 Khalid Taha | Your Degree Does Not Need to Match Your Career Path - In The Hilla

Episode 10

Published on:

25th Jul 2020

#10 Khalid Taha | Your Degree Does Not Need to Match Your Career Path

Khalid Taha is a Maintenance/Engineering Manager at PepsiCo and got his bachelors in Economics and Industrial Technology from Iowa State University. Upon graduating, Khalid's first role in industry was a Manufacturing Supervisor and talks about the challenges of being a young manager. Khalid Taha is a prime example of your degree not matching your career path and dives into this during our interview. He currently works in Washington DC and is originally from Omdurman, Sudan.

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About the Podcast

In The Hilla
In The Hilla (الحلة‎ - Neighborhood)
A podcast that educates people from marginalized communities about different career avenues.

When I originally had the idea for my podcast, I was thinking of issues within my community. It is rare to see engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, and equity owners in low income neighborhoods. At the end of the day people are a product of their environment and you can't be what you can't see. Therefore, I created this podcast to serve as an example. Through this platform, I hope to educate people about the different avenues that exist. And more importantly, break down how it was done as well as identify the challenges that can be expected.

I started doing interviews for my podcast back in April and started posting content on July 2020.

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Ahmed Ismail

Ahmed is a first generation immigrant from Sudan and is currently an industrial engineering student at Iowa State University. He is a driven and entrepreneurial minded student with a diverse set of experiences that include working as a software engineering intern and mechanical engineering intern, studying abroad in the UK, conducting research for the U.S. Dept of Energy, lobbying for the U.S. Dept of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and serving on the national board for a multi-million dollar non-profit.