Georgia Gwinnett College business major Mehreen Khan, a Buford resident, has been accepted into the Masters of International Affairs Program at the Graduate Institute of Geneva in Switzerland. Khan will complete her undergraduate degree this summer with a concentration in finance and begin her graduate studies in Geneva in September.
“Growing up in Dubai, I wanted to be a journalist and was interested in current affairs,” Khan said. “After years of exposure to the British Broadcasting Corporation, I realized that if watching the news was so exciting, a career based on current affairs would be extremely rewarding.”
Khan became interested in the program last year during a study abroad trip to Geneva where she visited the campus for a conference. She liked what she saw and heard from the graduate institute students about their experiences. She returned to the GGC campus knowing where she wanted to pursue her master’s degree.
“GGC is truly inspiring and has prepared me for graduate school and beyond,” Khan said. “The faculty is extraordinarily supportive, and knowing that the brilliant professors and staff members take such a strong interest in my well-being and development is so motivating. Attending GGC was one of the best experiences I’ve had.”
Beyond school, Khan plans to work in an environment that involves the use of her communication and leadership skills, possibly ranging from non-profit work to consulting for an international corporation. Building on the global focus of GGC’s program, she wants to take her knowledge beyond the classroom and get involved on an international level. She hopes to combine her background in finance and international affairs with her strong interest in security studies, migration and human rights.
“Mehreen is without a doubt one of our stars who worked hard, maintained excellent grades and demonstrated leadership,” said Dr. Anthony Pinder, GGC’s director of Internationalization. “Her success is an example of what is possible for all GGC students and underscores the college's mission to produce globally competent graduates.”