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From Spelman to Microsoft

From Spelman to Microsoft

From Spelman to Microsoft

From Spelman to Microsoft

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Fuad Mohamoud is paving the way for a new diverse tech scene at the University of North Dakota. Now students of color interested in tech can join the newly founded OHUB@UND chapter to find their path toward generational wealth!

Meet Fuad

After studying finance at a neighboring university in this hometown of Saint Paul, MN, Fuad altered his life’s trajectory when he took his first computer programming course.

During his junior year, as an optional course replacement for math, Fuad decided to take an entry-level computer programming course. Within the first week of class, he was hooked. By the end of the course, Fuad made plans to switch his major, career aspirations, and his school entirely.

“I know it sounds outrageous, but I knew right away that Software Engineering had to be what I was meant for and quite frankly finance wasn’t fun for me anymore”

Upon his transfer to North Dakota University, Fuad soon learned about the lack of diversity within his major and deduced the opportunities for those like him would follow suit.

Living in North Dakota and studying computer science was like a double dose of monotony as Fuad described it.

“I looked online for as many organizations that promote diversity and inclusion, and that’s how I found OHUB.”

After searching the web and asking around, Fuad stumbled Opportunity Hub’s “OHUB’s@” student-led chapter-based initiative to promote early exposure to the tech industry and provide opportunities for minorities across the nation.

“I’ve founded a chapter at my school to assist and connect OHUB… by contacting my former internship companies (in finance) in hopes of gaining potential sponsorship for other students at UND.”

With the help of Opportunity Hub’s vast network, Fuad has been able to pioneer a new tech hub within the walls of his school that connects to an ecosystem across the nation.

In addition to connecting students to the newly founded OHUB@UND chapter, they use the mobile app ecosystem to connect with Builders, Investors, and Mentors. Currently, he seeks to send 20 students to next year’s 3rd annual HBCU@SXSW conference in Austin, TX.

Here, students, both Technical and Non-Technical alike, are exposed to various opportunities within the tech industry. As described by a participant in 2016 in the USAToday’s coverage, “..going to this conference, I met someone that excelled and propelled my career.”

“I certainly believe every school should have a chapter...HBCU or not. It’s a great way for you to meet other engineers and entrepreneurs...networking opportunities...connecting with OHUB is the best way to jumpstart your career in technology.”

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