In The Hilla #4 Mohamed Karar | Career Development, Forbes, & Mental Health - In The Hilla

Episode 4

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19th Jul 2020

#4 Mohamed Karar | Career Development, Forbes, & Mental Health

Mohamed Karar is a student at the U of I (University of Iowa) studying Industrial Engineering and minoring in Business. He is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and served as the President for the National Society of Black Engineers at U of I this past year. Mohamed is originally from Khartoum, Sudan and wants to work for a VC firm upon graduating. In this episode Mohamed discusses his career development, being a Forbes Under 30 Scholar, and mental health. He just started his internship with Goldman Sachs this month and will be back on the podcast at the end of his internship to talk about his experience. 

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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.