People of NIU – Yasar & Raja

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Yasar Hafeez (left) a first year graduate student majoring in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Hyderabad, India stands with co-worker and childhood friend Raja Bharath, a second year graduate student majoring in Electrical Engineering behind the counter at their job at The Daily Grind. Hafeez and Bharath have been friends since the age of three, and their families reside a few houses apart in Hyderabad. Although they applied together for graduate school, Bharath came first and by the time Hafeez arrived, Bharath had made arrangements for his employment, housing and his roommates. Bharath good naturally acknowledges that Hafeez got the better end of the deal. “I had to arrange all these things myself and when he came it was all set for him.”

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