Carnegie Mellon Class of 2023 grads are committed to Qatar
The Class of 2023 at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) is a group of 105 young professionals who are community-minded and dedicated to pursuing their careers in Qatar. A survey of the class shows that nearly 80% of the class plan to take the next step of their careers in Qatar. CMU-Q is a Qatar Foundation partner university.
Michael Trick, dean of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, said: “We are delighted to have such a large and talented class graduating this year. We have heard from the class that the vast majority will be staying in Qatar to contribute to the country in a myriad of ways. This is also excellent news for our campus, as we look forward to our new alumni playing an active role in our CMU-Q community.”
The Class of 2023 is composed of 105 graduates. This is one of the largest classes in CMU-Q history, and also one of the most community-minded. Roughly 93% of the senior students have been involved in a student club or organization, and 67% have held a leadership position.
The class stands out for their global citizenship. The graduating students come from 32 nations, including the first CMU-Q grads from the countries of Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, and Mongolia. More than half spent a semester studying abroad and 42% participated in CMU-Q-organized service or learning trips. More than 41% speak three languages or more.
Students in the Class of 2023 are graduating with degrees in biological sciences, business administration, computational biology, computer science and information systems. The Carnegie Mellon Qatar community will celebrate the class at a formal graduation ceremony on May 8.