Name: Kurdistan Fatih Qadir
Future plans: Private-sector
Kurdistan Fatih Qadir will soon be one the the first graduates of the undergraduate program at the American Unviersity of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). After spending the first three years of her life in the Iranian city of Bana, she moved to Dukan where she spent her childhood.
Due to her excellent academic record, including a baccalaureate exam score of over 99%, Kurdistan received a full merit-scholarship to study at AUIS. When describing her university experience, she said that “I learned that life itself is a learning experience. We might face failure or success; the important thing is that we should keep trying to the best of our abilities until we reach the top.”
There are a number of aspects which Kurdistan credits for her success at AUIS. The continued support of her family formed the foundation upon which her success could flourish. A challenging, thought-provoking curriculum taught by talented American professors gave her the stimulation she needed to reach her full potential. She excelled both in and outside of the classroom. Since coming to AUIS, Kurdistan has participated in the Debate Club Society, played on the women’s basketball and volleyball team, and served as a senior reporter with Iraq’s first independent student newspaper, The Voice.
After graduating from AUIS, Kurdistan plans to work in the private-sector. She is looking for a competitive work environment that will challenge her as she develops professionally. In addition to being a full-time undergraduate student, she is working in the finance department for a leading local construction company, Qaiwan Group. She sees amazing growth potential in the petroleum industry and is considering pursuing additional employment opportunities in that field once she graduates.