Samir Rahman

Class of 2025

Samir Rahman


Business Administration with a minor in Sport Management

Why did you decide to come to Marymount?

I came to Marymount because it was close but not too close to home. I like the small campus size — it replicated what I had in high school with the small class sizes. Additionally, it was near the city of D.C., which will give me more opportunities after I graduate.

What are you involved with at Marymount?

I am a resident assistant at Berg Hall, an orientation leader, a supplemental instruction statistics tutor and I serve on the executive board for two additional clubs.

What drew you to studying Business Administration and Sport Management?

I chose Business Administration because it’s a very broad topic, so I didn’t have to decide right away. You could have one or multiple focuses, you could change your mind. It’s about making ideas for products, services that you think people will like, and if they become popular, it will help you out in the long run.

As for Sport Management, I did a little bit of thinking in the past year, and I knew that I definitely wanted to go into something related to sports because I played four years of basketball in high school. I also wanted to provide opportunities to help out in other sports or athletics in general.

What was a memorable experience that you have had during your time at Marymount?

I think that my first year as an orientation leader two years ago, I really set my foot out there. I’m not going to lie, I wasn’t really involved my freshman year. I was hanging around the same two or three people. I decided to take that risk and it’s benefited me in a lot of ways. It opened up doors, such as me being an RA, joining clubs, being more involved with student engagement — so I think that starting point was a memorable moment for me.

What has been beneficial about being an RA?

I think you get that sense of responsibility. You’re responsible for an entire floor, making sure everything is running smoothly and everyone is comfortable. You also get to meet all kinds of people, whether it’s people you work with, your bosses or even the people in your hall. You have all kinds of different backgrounds and you get to see how they’ll live together.

Samir Rahman with orientation group

Tell us about your work as a supplemental instruction statistics tutor.

I sit in class with the professor, Dr. Alice Petillo, and I help answer questions in class when people are doing group work. I also have office hours and plan activities to help strengthen the understanding of the material that we learned in class.

I took a statistics class with Dr. Petillo last year, and I ended up doing really well. Dr. Petillo recommended me to Dr. Lygie Hinkle, who works at the Academic Hub, and since I understood and had a passion for the class, they offered me the tutoring role and I took it.

What do you hope to do after you graduate next year?

After graduating from Marymount, I plan to get my master’s to pursue my end goal in the sports management field.

Any advice for other Marymount students?

My advice is to get involved — it will help you out in the long run and make connections. Another piece of advice is always take the risk. You will never know until you try, and if it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. At the end of the day, you are going to learn a lesson — so take the risk, why not?