Hami Abdi

Hello Class of 2018!! My name is Hami Abdi, I was born in Tehran, Iran. When I was nine-years old, I moved to Coquitlam, BC, Canada (roughly 40 minutes from Vancouver). It was during this time that I saw my half-siblings for the very first time: Sami, Samim, and Sara in the order of youngest to oldest, respectively. About six months after I came to Canada, my parents separated. They’ve been separated for about 10 years now. For the longest time, I believed that I wanted to be a Civil Engineer and then General Contractor like my father; however, by coming to Carleton, I realized that I am much more interested in computer science. Currently, I am on the 3-2 engineering track with Columbia University; I plan to study computer engineering at Columbia after my junior year.

1. What excites you about being at Carleton?

Too many things to count. However, I will mention a few that stand out to me. I am genuinely in love with the intellectual drive with which every student pursues their studies here at Carleton. It really is true that Carls love to learn for the sake of learning. The faculty here are world-class, and learning from them is always an invaluable experience. Lastly, the student body as a whole is so inclusive and friendly that you feel as though you have grown up with the people here your whole life!

2. What is something you wish you had been better prepared for, before arriving at Carleton?

Time management is by far something that I wish I was better at before arriving at Carleton. The transition from high school to college is a very big one, and one of the obstacles that college students have to overcome is juggling multiple tasks at once. Time management is very important to ensure a healthy lifestyle, and that you are performing at your best in all of your classes. weather. They do not joke about ‘Minnesota winters.’ Have no fear; there are some good things that come from Minnesota winters: increased floor bonding, broomball, sledding, walking on Lymen Lakes, and drinking lots of hot chocolate.