An interview with Ohio State Univesity’s Ogochukwu Obiagwu

Why are you a changemaker?

This is the next article in my highlight series of Forbes Under 30 Scholars! Enjoy!

My goal is to change the amount of young Black people who overcome barriers they face and maximize their full potentials to achieve what they aspire. I started a fashion company that embraces my Nigerian heritage by expressing cultural pride through fashion. Brand ambassadors working with ByOgochukwu have the opportunity to build up their own portfolios by using Ogo’s fashion startup as a launching pad to bigger and better opportunities.

Why did you apply to be a Forbes Under 30 scholar?

To network with other bright students across the country and from various parts of the world. I have recently visited tech companies in my home state and on the East Coast. I felt inspired when I heard the diverse perspectives of other students.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

My website Secure the Bag is where I write blogs on my professional experiences. And I also help students through peer to peer coaching on leveling up their LinkedIn profiles, resumes, scholarship/internship applications and much more. I aim to use what I learn to educate, empower, and make an impact on youth, community, diversity & inclusion.

Do you have a life motto?

My life motto derived from the National Association of Black Accountants motto: “Lift as you climb”. And I will continue to do that through my future career as a CPA, a youth financial literacy advocate, and further student peer to peer coaching.

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Camille is a Mechanical Engineering student sharing about her personal relationships and experiences working in the tech field as a woman of color.

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