Client Representative, IBM
SCIP Class of 1999
Sharif is from Nyack, NY and since being a part of SCIP has lived in Chicago, Virginia, California, Egypt, the Philadelphia region, and now Atlanta. After completing his MBA full-time in 2015, he joined IBM as a Client Representative. In this role he helps coordinate the sale of IBM software, hardware, and services to his client.
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What does supporting SCIP mean to you?
"When I found out about SCIP and when I met some of these young adults, I immediately felt a responsibility to want to help the organization because I saw the good that it was doing. Fortunately for me being with New York Life for 36 years I've established some great relationships within the company and I had no problem in going to my contacts within the company to ask for their help. And as a result of that our company graciously agreed to provide a location, including the computer lab for the SCIP summer program, within our corporate headquarters. That didn't happen by accident. "
How is SCIP developing our next generation of leaders?
"I grew up with this company and I learned how to become a professional. I learned how to speak properly in a business setting. I learned how to dress properly. I was far from being college, I was pretty rough around the edges. What New York Life has helped me do was to develop inter-professional skills and what SCIP does is that it really helps young adults learn that process a lot earlier which positions them well for interviewing for either college and/or entering the business world. Who knows what more I could've accomplished had I had the opportunity to go through a program like SCIP.
SCIP opens doors, it puts you on a level playing field. If you take what they teach you and you apply it I think it puts you on a level playing field with others who are more advantaged."