Abdulrahman Mahjoub – Outstanding Graduate
Abdulrahman Tariq Mahjoub
B.S. in Industrial Engineering
Graduated from Al-Tawon High School in Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman Tariq Mahjoub completed his undergraduate studies with support from a scholarship from Saudi Aramco, a Saudi Arabian national petroleum and natural gas company. He was on the Dean’s List every semester and is graduating as a Mouer Award recipient in recognition of his 4.0 GPA.
What led you to choose to study engineering and to decide on the specific major you chose?
I chose engineering because it is a field in which I can make life better for others. I chose industrial engineering, in particular, because I want to improve the processes and products around me and make them defect-free.
Can you name a professor who was particularly instrumental in helping you grow as a student? How and in what way did they impact you?
Linda Chattin, a senior lecturer in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, helped me grow as a student by believing in me and encouraging me to go to graduate school. Also, Dan Shunk, a professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, inspired me by his amazing work and set an example for how to become an excellent industrial engineer.
What are your plans after graduation? Graduate school? Do you have a job lined up?
I will be working in the facility planning department at Saudi Aramco based in Dahran, Saudi Arabia. Someday I would like to come back to graduate school and get my master’s and doctoral degrees. Also, I would like to have my own company in which I can implement the concepts I have learned.