Student Spotlights

On their home university campuses, KGSP students take advantage of many fun and educational activities to explore the intersection of their academic and personal interests. Engagement with activities outside the classroom is highly encouraged by the KGSP, as such opportunities allow students to expand their knowledge, broaden their social network, and develop their professional business acumen; qualities that will benefit and enrich their development both as students and as future leaders. 

Student Spotlight: Noura Bo Khamsin

Noura Bo Khamsin, a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), has taken a major step in her educational and professional development by applying and being selected for the Rewriting the Code Fellowship.  Tailored for women interested in Computer Science and Engineering, the Fellowship provides executive mentorship and networking with industry leaders, educational programs, and the potential of obtaining a summer internship with the Fellowship’s many partners (e.g., Apple, Facebook, SpaceX, Spotify). 

As a freshman, Noura’s KGSP advisor, Monica Matais, encouraged her to take advantage of her university’s career center early, in order to get a head start in obtaining for enrichment opportunities—this is where Noura discovered the Rewriting the Code Fellowship.  She immediately saw that this opportunity was a great pathway forward to promoting herself for potential internships, saying that “Rewriting the Code’s fellowship is the perfect catalyst for my further advancement in tech.”

For a full academic year, Noura will have her education at UMD complemented with the Fellowship’s programming and activities, offering amazing experiences to apply her knowledge and expand her interests.  She will have the chance to showcase her talent to campus professors and also to the STEM experts she will meet during the fellowship, greatly boosting her academic performance and career prospects.

Noura is indeed distinguishing herself as a great example of the highly motivated students of the KGSP.  “I hope that with the added guidance of this fellowship I will land my first internship in an immersive media-focused tech company this summer!”—Noura