Alumnus Nida Sajid graduated in 2010 and went to the University of Texas at Dallas. While in high school Sajid participated in student council and HOSA.
What have you done after high school?
“I graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from The University of Texas at Dallas and then got my Master’s degree in Human Resources Management,” Sajid said. “I’m currently running a Human Resources Department at a medium sized company in Dallas.”
What made you want to do what you are doing now?
“During my senior year of college, I took a course called, ‘Psychology in the Workplace,’ and then did an HR Internship for my last semester,” Sajid said. “I realized I loved being able to see something different every day and be able to help people and companies simultaneously.”
Explain your job now.
“I’m currently in HR,” Sajid said. “I do all aspects of the relationship between an employer and an employee. It can be anything from making sure employees have their health insurance set up and answering questions, to making sure they get paid properly, to counseling an employee that maybe going through a rough patch, hiring and interviewing, and even coming up with strategic ways to keep employees happy where they work. It’s a broad umbrella and I get to see something different every day.”
What are your plans for the future?
“One of my dreams is to travel personally,” Sajid said. “I eventually want to be a consultant in my job and be able to travel the nation for work and provide advice to all kinds of companies. And then take a few days off of my own to visit a beach across the world every few weeks. I just got married so maybe kids in a few years? Who knows.”
What is your advice to current high schoolers?
“Sometimes it gets hard to remember that there’s more to life than what happens in high school and even college,” Sajid said. “Remember to stay true to yourself because at the end of the day, there’s so much more in this world and your drive and determination is what will get you there.”