Portrait of Ehesane Nida

Ehesane Nida

Business / Rockville, MD


What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I decided to enroll at the University of Maryland because UMD presented both career and academic opportunities that I am interested in. I also envisioned myself at this institution mainly because of the offered financial aid opportunities which I value among other factors when choosing the right college for me.

What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I will pursue business and computer science. I plan to utilize a business and technology academic background to pursue a career in marketing or as a financial advisor at a technological organization. I selected this path by combining my interests over the years from my high school experiences. As a part of the engineering academy at my school, I joined many projects that developed my interest in computer engineering. As for business, I have always been interested in the topic, but through my dual enrollment course I was able to learn more in-depth and develop more of my interest.

Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
Throughout my high school career, in addition to my academics, I was very involved in extracurriculars. I led the Muslim Student Association at my high school. Amongst other experiences, I was also involved in 4 years of cross country which I am passionate about. I have also interned as a Youth Safety Ambassador at a non-profit organization to help my community by relaying health information and resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
From my time at Maryland, I hope to develop a growth mindset, gain basic life skills, and apply myself towards a career. At Maryland, I also hope to gain experiences through being involved in clubs and outside organizations such as the Running Club, Survivor Maryland, and the National Society of Black Engineers.

What are your future goals after graduation?
After graduation, I intend to pursue higher education in computer science and pursue a career in business advising for a technological organization.