CSU is proud to assist those who have served our country.
With nearly half of our student body associated with the military, CSU makes an effort every day to show those students our gratitude for their service in the armed forces and their decision to attain a degree with CSU.
As May is Military Appreciation Month, it is even more important to show how much we care but also to put a face and a name with some of our esteemed students who are members of the U.S. military.
One of those is a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Sgt. Majeed Baksh.
Most everyone has a reason, one special thing that drove them to want to serve in the military. For Baksh, among other reasons, his driving force to join the military was to take after his grandfather, whom he looked up to and admired for his service to his country.
“I was always attracted to the military and the Marine Corps. This was something I wanted to do, even as a little boy, and follow in my grandfather’s footsteps.”
Baksh grew up in the small New Jersey town of Bayonne. He graduated from the local high school in 2004 and immediately joined the Marine Corps. He worked as a Motor-T operator driver, where he drove trucks to transport supplies between military bases. He was a platoon sergeant and chief instructor for military tactical vehicles, among other roles. He served dutifully and proudly in Iraq.
In 2012, Baksh began a career for Amazon in Spartanburg, S.C. There, he now serves as a buyer for the online retailer’s fulfillment center.
Baksh is now pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance at CSU.
When asked about his experience with CSU, Baksh replied, “I love Columbia Southern University for its flexibility, understanding and willingness to work with students to accomplish their goals. Due to the fast pace in my career and family, Columbia Southern University is the best fit me!”
Thank you to Baksh and other men and women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military. CSU is pleased to work with so many brave and dedicated veterans who also value their education.
Read the rest of our Military Appreciation Month Student Profiles on members of the Army and Navy.