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Ahmed Almaimani

Oman Flag





Country/Languages: Oman/Arabic, Baluchi, and learning some Farsi now

Major: Economics

Why did you choose Fresno State?  
Fresno State has a central location in California, which is close to so many different bigger cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fresno definitely has what most college students require to succeed and there are different programs that promote students’ success.

What’s the best thing about Fresno State?
Cultural and ethnic diversity is one of the major advantages of Fresno State as a university, and it has so many different clubs and organizations where everyone can have a place where they belong.

What are your favorite campus activities?
Before transitioning to distant learning one of my favorite things to do at Fresno State was attending some plays at the university theater and participating in club meetings for the different clubs that I am part of. After the transition to distance learning, I am still part of different clubs, and many still do meet on a regular basis through online means, which adds regularity to college life and is a good activity to be more social while still being safe.

What are your favorite local activities?
I really enjoy going on hikes around California’s central valley, and one of my favorite spots to hike that is not too far from the city is Millerton lake, where the view is peaceful and the hike is moderate.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Fresno, California?
One of my favorite activities in Fresno is ArtHop, which is a regular event where you can enjoy different artists’ work, enjoy food from food trucks and enjoy walking down the street, and visiting the different art galleries, studios, and record stores.

What are your plans after you graduate?
I am planning on finding a job preferably with a big firm where I can work with datasets and analyze them. I am also planning on getting my master’s degree in Economics which I can utilize to advance my career and hopefully be successful.

Advice for new students?
My advice would be to enjoy your college life as much as you can and explore the different organizations and clubs on campus to find the one of the few that you think to align with what you like the most in a club or an organization. I would also advise on getting used to studying at regular times and working on your time management skills because that might need more time for many students. A good way to do that is to get a planner and put down the things you need to do and finish so you do not feel that you are behind.