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Daniel Obitade – September 2021

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
September, 2021


Daniel Obitade


Missouri City, TX

High School:

Hightower High School

Degree objective:

BS in Economics, MS in Data Analytics

Expected graduation:

May 2021

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

National Society of Leadership and Success nominated member

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

National Society of Leadership and Success nominated member, National Society of Black Engineers & Liberal Arts Career Fair Ambassador

Current employment:

Financial Data analyst intern at Helpshift

Family ties to Texas A&M:

First generation Aggie!

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

A&M has great tradition and plenty of opportunities that come as a result of being an Aggie.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Work out at the rec and eat at various places on campus.

When I have free time, I like…

To write and work on my side business.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…

Pulled an all nighter at Evans library for a final exam.

My favorite place to study is…

Study rooms in the Zachery engineering buildings.

My favorite ECON professor is…

In each of my ECON classes I have had amazing professors but my favorite was Adam Roberts who taught Public Finance. He made sure we understood the information but also made the experience fun and not dreary.

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

The versatility it comes with. As an ECON major there are many career paths that can be taken which offers jobs in multiple industries.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…

Bill Gates, so that I can pick his brain and hear from his first hand about his story and experience.

If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Build a company that becomes an empire that is centered on teaching financial literacy to young students so they can learn to save efficiently and when they are older they can continue the money management skills they learned.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel nonstop to explore various areas and to see how each country develops over time.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

My passion is becoming the best version of myself and not forgetting everyone who helped me become who I am today. I am committed to pursuing it by purposely taking the necessary steps needed to accomplish my goals.

After graduation, I plan to…

Get my Masters in Data Analytics and hopefully become a data analyst for a large corporation

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

The amazing orientation experience where I learned about the Aggie traditions.