Rashaad Robinson

Rashaad RobinsonCurrent Location: Boston, MA

Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL

UIS Degree: B.A. 2013 (Business Administration)

Additional Degree: MPSRE, Cornell University

Current Position

Investment Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Career Highlights
I always try to prioritize being of service to others.  Serving in the United States Air Force was the honor of a lifetime and steered me towards roles that allow me to put the needs of others first.  After starting a business, I quickly gained an appreciation for the hard work that is required and the challenges that come with owning/operating a small business.  Small businesses are truly the backbone of America!

Memories of UIS
Attaining my degree from UIS meant a lot to me.  I started the process while I was still serving and completed it as I was just getting my business off the ground.  Being in the classroom was extremely important and something I prioritized.  I would commute a total of 2-hours each day I had classes, which usually amounted to 3-4 days a week.  I quickly learned you get out what you put in.  The professors were phenomenal and always willing to help.

How did UIS change or prepare you?
UIS taught me persistence.  I was a non-traditional student looking to achieve something that wasn’t very common in my family at the time.  When I entered my final academic year at UIS, I realized that the Air Force has taken me around the globe, but UIS taught me how big the world actually was and that I should dream bigger.

Interesting Fact
Ever since I moved to the Northeast, I’ve become a huge fan of exploring the trails and State/National Parks.  I’m tying that to my passion for videography and hoping to eventually share those videos publicly.

Posted on February 3, 2021