“As an aspiring student-athlete with a passion for community engagement, I was drawn to Stevenson’s unique ability to foster a culture of collaboration and connection between students and faculty. As an international student, this was particularly important to me, and the commitment to creating an environment that nurtures meaningful interactions and promotes personal growth made me choose Stevenson,” remarks Computer Information Systems major Arman Khan.
What truly set Stevenson apart in Arman’s eyes was the University’s unparalleled commitment to real-world learning opportunities. A student assistant in the Office of Information Technology on campus, Arman has been able to assist countless students, faculty, and staff members alike alongside industry experts, while garnering hands-on experience and knowledge in his field of study: “I have immersed myself in the exciting world of cutting-edge technology, witnessing firsthand how it can transform and streamline the daily lives of university students and faculty.”
Studying Computer Information Systems means an ever-evolving process of learning and adapting, and Arman meets that challenge with eagerness and enthusiasm. “As a CIS major, I have been fortunate enough to receive a comprehensive and cutting-edge education that has prepared me for success both inside and outside the classroom,” he says.
Additionally, Arman has chosen to complement the technical skills and knowledge acquired through the CIS major with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development. “With a powerful combination of theoretical and practical know-how in both technology and entrepreneurship, I aspire to have my own startup in this exciting and ever-evolving field,” he notes.
Also a member of the Honors and Service Scholars programs, Arman has been fortunate to engage in invaluable service-learning opportunities at Stevenson. “Stevenson has an excellent Honors and Service Scholars program which was a driving factor for me to join Stevenson,” he says. Arman has worked for the Food Recovery Network and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on campus, as well as executed numerous events and operations through the non-profit organization, Born To Smile, which supports underprivileged children in Bangladesh.
“My passion for making a positive impact and improving the lives of underprivileged individuals in Bangladesh has always been a driving force for me. Since starting my journey at Stevenson, my aspirations and objectives have expanded. I am more determined than ever to create a global impact and affect change that will benefit vulnerable communities worldwide. My experience here has only reinforced this unwavering ambition,” Arman comments.
When Arman isn’t serving communities both locally and globally, you can find him playing for Stevenson’s men’s club soccer team, running on the track & field team, on the student advisory board for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and serving as the Vice President of the Muslim Student Association, which he helped re-establish on campus.
This upcoming summer, Arman will be working as an information technology intern and instructor at Lavner Education, an EdTech company that empowers students in the field of technology: “I can’t wait to seize this incredible opportunity to continue expanding my knowledge and skillset, while simultaneously inspiring and enabling future generations to pursue their passion for all things tech.”