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Abdalla Hassan, 2017 Featured Graduate

Abdalla Hassan

In his senior year, Abdalla Hassan was selected as the Disability Services Center's Undergraduate Social Work Intern. The former vice-president of the USM Multicultural Center, Hassan organized efforts in 2015 to help several USM students to attend the annual Care National Conference.

Degree/s: Social Work

Place of birth: Somalia

Hometown: Mogadishu

What led you to pursue your education at USM? I had an opportunity of working as a direct support professional. I really enjoy helping others. I found the experience really rewarding, and although the days are stressful at times, I always find something in my day that brings me fulfillment. It made me realize what I want to do for my future with majoring in social work, and I felt USM was the place I wanted to be.

Have you had an experience at USM that you feel changed your life or your view of the world? I am grateful for the opportunity I had as a  social work intern in the Disability Service Center. The internship has been a great learning experience. It provided me with knowledge I need as a social worker. I am hopeful that the skills that I have acquired will be useful and continually improve in the future as social worker.

What are your future plans? I would like to see myself learning more and being good at what I do,

Is there anyone you'd like to thank? I want to thank my family, friends, the USM staff that I worked with and my professors.

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