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MBA Student Spotlight

Adib Darwan (FastTrak MBA)

  Current Position: Full-Time Student
  Undergraduate Major: B.S. in Engineering
  Undergraduate University: University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Why did you choose the FastTrak MBA format?

The NIU MBA Fast-Trak program provided several benefits that no other program in the Chicagoland area provides. A one year curriculum, dual degrees in Business Administration and International Management, and an opportunity to travel and experience the French culture made this format the obvious choice.

What have you found to be the most rewarding part of the MBA program thus far?

Being able to interact with 30+ people from a variety of different countries and learn from their experiences is by far the most rewarding part of this program. Living and attending classes in Bordeaux, France for 6 weeks was also extremely rewarding as we were able to be fully immersed in the French culture.

What are your current interests and hobbies?

Whenever possible I enjoy travelling. By spending time in France I was able to visit several companies in Europe. The next region I would like to visit is the Far East! I am a HUGE sports fan. I enjoy doing anything related to sports. In the summer I enjoy golfing and in the winter I enjoy skiing. Both are activities that I have picked up in the last few years.

What blogs, magazines or newspapers do you read to stay up-to-date?

Businessweek, Yahoo!, CNN, ESPN