From Bulgaria to Howard Community College, Aleksander thrives on surrounding himself with diversity. Aleksander moved to the States as a child, but chose HCC because of its support for immigrant students like him.
Aleksander graduated in spring 2016 with a general studies degree in business, and has decided to major in economics when he transfers. As he explained: “Economics lets me study history, statistics, sociology, and politics—it doesn’t just teach you one subject, it teaches you how to solve difficult problems,” and adds, “I try to make myself really well-rounded so that whatever I decide to do in the future, I’m ready for it.”
And Aleksander has certainly done it all as an HCC student, excelling both inside and outside the classroom. He served as chair of the Student Programming Board, president of the Student Government Association, co-founder of a student accounting and finance club, member of the Frederick K. Schoenbrodt Honors Program, and student representative to the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
Aleksander had the opportunity to apply his diverse business skills and knowledge toward the conception of a mobile phone application as part of one of HCC’s entrepreneurial courses. He won the Pinnacle Prize from HCC’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Excellence for his business pitch to judges.
Aleksander looks forward to further diversifying his business and entrepreneurial expertise in the Ivy League! He’s headed to the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2016.