Black History Month and ABC: with Tahj Butler | College of Business Administration

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Black History Month: with BSBA student Tahj Butler

In recognition of Black History Month, the UNO CBA recognizes Black faculty, students, alumni, and community members who are making an impact in Omaha and beyond.

We are proud to present Tahj Butler, currently an undergraduate student in UNO CBA’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) program. We checked in with Butler about his sources of motivation, where he finds joy, and his hopes for the future.

Can you tell us about your training?

“TThis is my third year at the UN. My major is business administration and I am currently exploring my options for concentration. My expected graduation date is 2023.”

What does being a business student mean to you?

Being a business student means, for me, accepting the failures and difficulties that arise throughout the school year, and always remembering why you started it. Remember to have courage, passion and consistency when difficulties arise. And never forget why you started this journey.”

Who or what inspires you?

One person who inspires me is Robert F. Smith, who is a black entrepreneur, philanthropist, and engineer. One of the reasons he inspires me is that he has proven throughout his life’s struggles that with enough willpower and passion, you really can accomplish anything in this world.”

When do you feel like your voice is heard and respected?

I feel like my voice is heard when I speak, and someone takes the time to actively listen to me, and then works with me to resolve the issue.”

What do you hope to accomplish during and after the rest of your college experience?

I hope to develop a firm support group and the knowledge and guidance needed to enter the business fields. In the future, I would like to lead a non-profit organization focused on underprivileged young people and adolescents. I’m open to any opportunity that comes my way and eager to learn as well.”

Tahj welcomes professional and academic development opportunities, or other conversations, at [email protected]

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