Finance Major Selected to Receive Zonta Women in Business Scholarship

Written by: Christina Crovetto,
“This gives me the opportunities to not only obtain a graduate degree, but also help me grow in my career, experience a new nation and grow a network with women in the global business community.”

Cynthia Ahmed, a senior in NJIT’s Martin Tuchman School of Management, was recently selected as a recipient of the Zonta Women in Business Scholarship at the regional, state  and international levels.  She is majoring in finance and accounting with a minor in legal studies and is simultaneously pursuing an MIBA through a study abroad program.

Throughout her undergraduate career, Ahmed has interned at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Prudential Financial, Goldman Sachs and the Superior Court of New Jersey. She has served in leadership positions in the NJIT Student Senate, Business Society, Pre-Law Society and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and has worked as a teaching assistant, office assistant and peer mentor. She also belongs to Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and is a founding member of NJIT’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma professional fraternity.

Ahmed believes that financial literacy, independence and freedom are the keys to saving people from financial failure; therefore, one of the most effective methods to create any societal change is through business.

“I am grateful to the JMK Women in Business Scholarship for allowing me to study abroad in France for my master’s program,” she said. “This gives me the opportunities to not only obtain a graduate degree, but also help me grow in my career, experience a new nation and grow a network with women in the global business community.”