Sonal Singh (International Business with Middle East Studies minor, '13)
The minor in Middle East Studies turned out to be just what I was looking for to complement my degree in the Marshall School of Business. After trying and abandoning three different minors during my freshman year at USC, on a whim I signed up for a semester of Arabic with the thought of finally taking a class “just to take it.” Never did I imagine that I would tap into something that would change my entire experience at USC.
Although I initially did not see my spontaneous choice as a turning point in my education, my time at USC has made me realize the interconnectedness of my concentration in International Business and my minor in Middle Eastern Studies. My love for Middle Eastern culture and my zeal of connecting with an international audience go together, and that has led me to find my niche in Marketing for Emerging Markets (including the Middle East). With this revelation, I have been able to hone the skills that will allow me to pursue a career in Global Business Development upon graduation.