Student Success Stories
My name is Asma Bilal. I was born in Saudi Arabia to American parents. I am proud to say I speak both English and Arabic fluently. Upon moving to the United States after having lived my entire life in Saudi Arabia I was in complete shock. The cultural differences between Saudi Arabia and the US hit me hard and it was difficult for me to adjust. My father and I discussed taking a gap year between high school and college, and after many discussions we decided that due to our circumstances at the time it would be best for me to take a gap year. After my 18th birthday I got my first real job in customer service which doesn’t sound like a bad job, but it wasn’t the easiest. After having experienced that type of job I was more determined to get my degree and pursue my passion, electricity. After a year and a half at the job I learned about the EET program and decided it was the program for me. Starting the EET program I was one of the only females in most of my classes which was a completely new experience for me having come from all girl’s schools in Saudi Arabia. After a few weeks I noticed that I was the only female in most of my classes and I am the only female graduating in June 2018, I hope to inspire other females to pursue their passion and not to be scared of male dominated fields.