International student applies discipline, teamwork and guidance to MBA journey

When Maaz came to the U.S. from Islamabad, Pakistan to pursue his MBA, he knew that he would face a lot of unknowns. At Concordia University Chicago, he was pleased to find not only a friendly campus and rigorous academic program, but also a place where he could use his wide variety of skills in two campus jobs.

“Though I come from a different religious background, I believe that the culture at Concordia-Chicago is welcoming to people from all sorts of backgrounds, and I have faced no hindrances,” Maaz says. “My professors, my bosses, my colleagues and my teammates all have been extremely welcoming, and have never made me feel like an outsider here.”  

Maaz Sheeraz Khan, MBA student
Islamabad, Pakistan

Maaz works as a graduate assistant at the CULearn academic support center, as well as a volunteer coach with the Cougar men’s soccer team.

“Working two jobs on campus has been tiring at times, but it has taught me so much in terms of discipline, teamwork and guidance by such skilled and highly talented superiors,” he says. “The main reason I came to America for advanced studies was to experience the diverse culture and further enhance my skill set. I proudly look back on my academic journey so far.”