I sat down with Khaleel Nash, a 21-year-old junior majoring in Criminal justice. Nash is a Delaware native and grew up in the city of Wilmington. After graduation Nash is looking forward to starting his career at a local law firm working as a real-estate attorney. While planning for his future, Nash lives by a very powerful statement: “if you make every new day better than your last day you are making progress.”
Hornet: Where were you born and what was your upbringing like?
Nash: I was born in Newark, Delaware, and as far as my umpiring goes, I was heled to a lot of high expectations being the oldest of three.
Hornet: Who has been the greatest influence in your life that has impacted the man you are today?
Nash: Honestly my mother, she raised two boys by herself and I know now that we were a hand full. However, she did everything in her power to make sure we were taken care of.
Hornet: Can you tell us of your education history and what your goals or life ambition was when you were a student in High School/College?
Nash: So, before coming to Del. State I went to high school for architecture and now Intend a becoming a real-estate attorney.
Hornet: Can you tell us of your job/education experience prior to attending or taking a job at Delaware State University?
Nash: I went to Delcastle Technical High School, and there I took up the trade of architecture. It was something I was very passionate about.
Hornet: What was the most memorable point at that school?
Nash: The Ace Mentoring program where I competed with other high school students taking up the architecture trade for a 1500 dollar scholarship, where we had to come up with a design of a new dorm building from the university of Delaware. Surprisingly enough my group won, and we all end up getting a 1500-dollar scholarship.
Hornet: Is this where you thought you’d be 5 or so years ago?
Nash: No Because to be honest I had no intention on attending college, I used to always say collage was something that wasn’t for me.
Hornet: What informed your decision on doing what you’re doing now?
Nash: Networking and meeting people in the law field it really spiked my interest on becoming a lawyer.
Hornet: What are your plans for the future?
Nash: In the future I intend on becoming a real-estate attorney and open my own firm.
Hornet: What kind of advice would you offer a student, who is undecided on his or her career path.
Nash: Take it day by day, there is no rush on making a decision. Make sure you get the core courses that you need, and in due time you come to make a decision, don’t stress about picking a major or specified area of study right away.
Hornet: How would you describe the state of higher education in America today?
Nash: I feel as though higher education is something that is required to live a comfortable lifestyle. A lot of jobs require you to have some kind of degree.
Hornet: have you ever traveled outside of the united states
Hornet: What does the future hold for America?
Nash: Its gonna be rough.
Hornet: Why is that?
Nash: As a country I don’t feel as though we are coming together to solve major problems. At time I feel like we are divided by too many factors like race, sexual orientation and other factors.
Hornet: Are you interested in politics. If not, why?
Nash: No I’m not interested in politics because I don’t know much about it.
Hornet: What are your hobbies or extracurricular activities?
Nash: Outside of school I’m a DJ, I normally do events and parties.
Hornet: Let us end this interview with a memorable quote from you. How would you describe yourself to the world? Complete the sentence: I am…
Nash: If you make every new day better than your last day you are making progress.
An enrapture at hart and a dedicated student. Nash plans to continue his journey here at Del. State and plans to attend graduate school after graduation.