Student, Class of 2020
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Awards/Accomplishments while at Oregon Tech: I was one of the founders of Saudi Student Association at Oregon Tech 

Why did you choose Oregon Tech?

At the beginning, I chose Portland to study English as a second language. I started looking for the best colleges for engineering in the west while I was studying the language until I found Oregon Tech. I chose it because when I read about it I found that it is one of the colleges that provide a more hands-on experience for students which I really like! Also, Oregon Tech is one of only two colleges that has RRE major in the US. 

What do you like most about your program?

What I like about renewable energy engineering program is how it has the potential to help the environment and perhaps contribute to saving the planet by helping to stop global warming effects. 

What would be your dream job? 

My dream career is to be the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia. 

What have been some of your favorite classes and why?

Math and Chemistry have been my favorite classes especially. These are the classes that I feel that I can understand and help others understand the materials more easily. Also I feel that I could be more creative and get the most out of my experience in these scopes of knowledge! 

Is there anything about Oregon Tech that you wish everyone knew about? 

Yes, I want everyone to graduate from OIT. It’s the best school from my perspective. I want people to know that Oregon Tech students have a more hands-on experience while studying and actively learning how to apply what has been learned to get the most out of the learning experience! 

Are you involved on campus? If so, how?

Yes, I’m a member of the International Club and the Treasurer of the Saudi Student Association and looking forward to be the president of the SSA next year.  

Do you have employment/graduate school plans for after graduation? 

After my graduation, I’m planning to get an internship and work for one to two years in the United States to get to experience the different dimensions of my major in the workplace then go back to my country and work hard for my dream job.