I joined the ABP to unlock my potential and to improve my English language skills. I wanted to be able to study Law in England. I graduated from the ABP with perfect attendance and I was listed on the Honor’s List all year. While at the ABP, I was President of the Student Association. I continued my achievements in the University of Liverpool as one of the top students and I graduated from with a 2.1 qualification with Honors. Now, I am a legal counsel for Qatar Foundation. I practice Law, which is what I always wanted to do in my life. Currently, I am studying for my Masters of Science in Islamic Finance at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. It is in the same building as the ABP! I am now very self-motivated. My future aspiration is to obtain a PhD in Law from a top university. This love of learning and teaching was nurtured during my year at ABP.
Abdulrahman Al Qahtani
Candidate for Master of Science in Islamic Finance at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
Bachelor Degree in Law, University of Liverpool, UK
ABP Class of 2005
My name is Aveed Sheikh. I come from India. After high school, I joined the ABP to improve myself, especially in the areas of math and science. I also wanted to develop my communication skills in English. The ABP provided me with the opportunity to cross-register for classes at the various universities within Qatar Foundation. At the ABP I learned how to tackle college-entrance tests such as the SAT, the ACT, the TOEFL, and the IELTS. The ABP also taught me how to write a successful college application. At the ABP, I served as the President of the Student Association and the ABP Debate Club and was a member of the ABP Newsletter Club and the MUN Club. I represented the ABP in QF Radio’s first edition of Campus Buzz program in 2010.
After graduating from the ABP, I was accepted to Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ). I am currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. I am also doing a minor in history. At CMUQ, I have served as the Treasurer of the Carnegie Mellon Student Government. I have also been an active student member of various student clubs and organizations including the Carnegie Mellon Business Association, CMU-Q Debate Club, and the Student Advisory Board. I have also been working as an undergraduate research assistant in faculty-led research projects.
I have two major future goals. My first goal is to undertake rigorous internships in business organizations here or abroad to derive real-world, real-work experience. My second goal is to pursue a master’s degree in public policy with a concentration on social empowerment and innovation. I am interested in learning more about topics pertaining to global financial market as well as policies that influence them. I dream of becoming a top social entrepreneur who aims to deliver innovative solutions to meet the challenges faced by developing communities.
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, class of 2014
ABP class of 2010
My name is Latifa Al Darwish. I am a Qatari girl who graduated from a governmental school. Although I studied in and graduated from the scientific track at Al-Wakra Secondary School for Girls, I was always passionate about art and film. I spent a memorable year in the ABP! The experience I had at the ABP helped me become a successful university student.
After I graduated from the ABP, Alhamdullillah, I studied at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar (VCUQatar), but then joined Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) and decided to do art as a hobby. I studied communication in NU-Q. I really loved what I was studying. Two of my films were screened in the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. One of them was an animation titled ‘Buderiah’ and the second one was a documentary that I worked on with two NU-Q graduates, Sara Al Saadi and Maaria Assami. Our documentary, ‘Bader’, won first place in the Made in Qatar category. This made us award-winning directors!
I liked the student life in Qatar Foundation. There were many opportunities and things to do and gain experience from. I made the most out of my university years and now, as an NUQ graduate I want to work for a few years to get experience. In the future, I would like to go to graduate school. I don’t like talking about my big goal, but inshallah, I will be a decision maker in Qatar.
Latifa Al Darwish
Bachelor of Science in Media Industries and Technologies, Northwestern University in Qatar, class of 2013
ABP class of 2009