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In One Word, Fulfilling

Tarik Sloussi ('12) found inclusion, engagement, and success when he started school at Queens in January 2009. "I came to Queens because I was looking for a smaller university that was in close proximity to a major city," he says.

Originally from Casablanca, Morocco and raised in Orlando, Florida, Tarik certainly had no trouble finding his niche at Queens. He was a business administration and psychology double major. "I thoroughly enjoyed having Dr. Clark and Dr. Brooks as professors for numerous courses," he says. "They treated all of their students equally and expected nothing but the best from us all."

His lengthy list of extra-curricular activities includes being a facilitator for Transition to University (T2U), mentor for L.E.A.D., tour guide for student orientation, intramural sports, speaker for MLK Day of Service, and judge for the McColl School of Business Scholarship Case Competition. "If I had to summarize my experience at Queens with one word," he says, "that word would be fulfilling. While at Queens, I was able to establish a great balance between work and play. I achieved, and even surpassed, all the goals that I set for myself. I look back on my experience at Queens and am simply amazed at all that I have accomplished in such a short period of time."

Tarik is continuing that momentum as a graduate. His plan is to become a licensed clinical psychologist working in the private sector. He is currently interning at The Practice Institute, a psychology consulting firm. He will be pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology in the fall of 2013.

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