Alice Kahrmann interviews the founder of Campus Society, the platform dedicated to uniting students worldwide.
Rashid Ajami is nothing if not precocious, the twenty-six year old founder of Campus Society, the platform dedicated to uniting students worldwide via their interests and hobbies was at Georgetown University in the US when the idea sprang to mind. He felt the disenchantment we have all felt during our uni days, at sea in a vast number of faces, relying on friendships from school, the gradual realisation dawning on him - why wasn’t there a global platform to unite students worldwide? To throw them beyond the pool of their own friendship group? To tear down the virtual college walls with a view to sharing knowledge and unifying the world’s two hundred million students? Cue lightbulb moment. ‘What it is today,’ Ajami says. ‘Is far beyond what I thought of then.’ Research and development, testing the product, ‘hard work day in and day out to understand what students want and need and what’s missing in the market,’ have allowed Campus Society to grow exponentially.