I’m so excited to share my interview with Blessing Adogame! I met Blessing at a student retreat at Google a few years ago and we stayed connected afterwards through LinkedIn. Blessing has been an incredible advocate for people, particularly students, to share their story. Hope you’ll learn from her as much as I have!
Tell me a little bit about yourself. What do you currently do, what are you interested in, etc.?
My name is Blessing Adogame, originally from Nigeria but have lived in various other countries before relocating to the United States in 2015. I’m a junior at Drexel University, studying Computer Information Systems with minors in Business Administration and Security Technology. I’ve always been interested in providing solutions to problem and found that technology is such a dynamic way to do so. I believe that our stories and experiences connect us — no matter how small. As people, if we can recognize the power of our stories, we can appreciate the power of using our voices and paying it forward. I’ve made it my mission to connect people and stories, to ultimately create a synergistic movement.
How did figure out what you wanted to do and how did you go about doing it?
I didn’t have an idea of what I wanted to do — I don’t have a defined path ahead of me, but I’m exploring my way there. The one thing that was clear, was that being in America must start and end with me taking full advantage of resources and opportunities around me. As a nomad, global citizen and multipotentialite, building a bank of experiences is so important to crafting my career path.
What advice do you have for international students out there?
- Find your people. They will pull you in and keep you going. It’s the community that you find/build that will…