A native of Chad in central Africa, Awatif came to the United States with her family when she was in high school. They settled in Winston-Salem. Awatif had heard good things about Guilford and chose the College for its down-to-earth people and beautiful campus.
In addition to her course load as a double major, Awatif’s involvement as a Bonner Scholar and a member of the Muslim Student Association have kept her busy. This summer, she’ll intern with ITG Brands to see where she might fit in the business or finance worlds.
Awatif’s advice for new students is, “Ask yourself what you really want. Set up meetings with professors and visit Guilford’s website to find people to help guide you.”
She also mentions befriending upperclass students in the same major to find out what to expect — and she stresses the importance of socializing. “Get out of your room! This is a time to socialize and experience life. You’re not going to be 18 to 21 forever so take advantage of opportunities and discover who you are.”
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