My name is Usman Waheed. Born in Pakistan and originally from Afghanistan, I have thousands of relatives in both countries, not kidding. I moved with my family to Omaha, NE about 10 years ago, just the immediate family that is. Coming from a distinct background, cultural adaptation by no means has been easy, but in a progressively shrinking and increasingly diverse world, it has been and will continue to be necessary for survival. I am grateful for having been through this process.
Zig Zagler once said, “You can only get what you want, if you help enough people get what they want.” In your research of this organization, you may stumble on statements such as, “our members are intelligent academically and socially.” Many may compliment by stating that our members have skills such as communication and networking that all companies desire in ideal candidates. You may even notice that we have a good, no, a great time working with one another.
Yet the true beauty of our team is not that we are ahead, but it’s that it comes from our efforts to help others get ahead. It is because we try to bring attention not just to ours, but also to everyone’s needs: the mother in South Africa who has to walk barefoot for miles each day just to get a bucket of water; or one of the many towns in Midwest United States that is concerned and is trying to confront the issue of shrinking population to prevent their economy from collapsing; or even the high school college student who doesn’t have a clue but needs to learn more about the credit system to survive in today’s highly competitive society. These are some of the problems that our team is working to shrink.
UNL SIFE is truly a difference maker and if you are a part of it, you will be too.