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Mohammad Ali Malik, Computer Information Systems Major

Mohammad Ali MalikHometown
Karachi, Pakistan

Favorite Food
Chinese cuisine

Favorite Book
Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh

Favorite Movie

  • Religulous
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Into The Wild
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Once
  • Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels
  • American Psycho
  • The Prestige
  • The Butterfly Effect

Activities and Organizations

  • Statistics tutor in the Math Lab at USC Upstate
  • Provide tech support in the computer lab  (Upstate Library)
  • Volunteer at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen

Which professors made a difference in your life?

  • Mr. Leonard
  • Dr. Zhong
  • Mr. Daly

Favorite Class
“History of Rock Music” with Dr. Scarborough, all of my criminal justice and most of my programming courses

Dream Career

  • Information Security Specialist/Strategist
  • Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief Worker
  • Network/Systems Administrator/Analyst
  • Network/Systems Architect

What does USC Upstate mean to you?
USC Upstate has allowed to me to grow as an individual by giving me countless avenues for learning new and interesting things.  Since enrolling at USC Upstate, I have met many great people; some of them have turned into awesome friends and others have become mentors who inspire me to always strive for the best. USC Upstate has also given me opportunities in the form of on-campus jobs and scholarship awards. Since I am a full-time student, receiving this scholarship will definitely ease the burden of coming up with the tuition.