Even though his name is spelled “Asif,” he has been called “Sif” throughout high school and that name has stuck with him ever since. So remember, it’s pronounced “Sif.” Simple to pronounce and easy to spell. It can’t get any better than that!
Sif was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before college, Sif attended Cheltenham High School located in Wyncote, PA. He has lived in Cheltenham Township for most of his life from kindergarten to 12th grade. While in high school Sif participated in extracurricular activities such as track & field, baseball, intramural sports, the student newspaper as a photographer, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and helped out with the yearbook committee. After graduating from Cheltenham HS in 2006 he attended Montgomery County Community College located in Blue Bell, PA.
While attending MCCC, he declared himself a Business Administration major and by doing such, joined Phi Beta Lambda. After completing his first semester as an active member he was elected as the chapter historian where he kept detailed records of events and activities done by the chapter. After finding out that his chapter president was involved with the Student Government Association, Sif also wanted to join the SGA, and was elected into the SGA as a senator where he participated in other community service events. As senator, Sif went around introducing himself to the student body and bringing their concerns or suggestions to the student government. He also got the opportunity to sit on a few Student Life meetings where he was able to voice out the opinions of the student body to the administrators and faculty members attending the meetings.
Towards the completion of his first year at MCCC, Sif decided to run for Secretary of the Student Government and President for his Phi Beta Lambda chapter. Once the new school year began and he held 2 very key positions, he developed a website for his local PBL chapter and increased membership through awareness by holding events and fundraisers. He was able to get his chapter to hold the first ever table tennis (ping pong) tournament and other similar events by teaming up with other student organizations. During his time in SGA he heard the student newspaper (Montgazette) was going to be reactivated and was looking for officers to help the Montgazette be recognized by the student body and student organizations. During this time he decided to become the Advertising Manager. This job allowed him to design ads for other student organizations; network with local employers, students, and even administrators on whole new level. Through his campaign the Montgazette was able to gain funds needed to further their initiatives and once again deliver the voice of the students.
During his second year at MCCC, he was recruited into the Honors Program and was able to take courses outside of the Business curriculum. This enabled him to connect business perspectives to different aspects of society. By being recruited into the program he had to take additional courses which meant he would have to stay at MCCC for an additional year. The program, however, was worth it. The course work and his involvement with SPOs made him prioritize his projects and properly manage his time. The course work was intense and time-consuming, but at the end it paid off. He was able to become a more focused and driven individual.
After graduating from MCCC in 2009, he transferred over to Temple University to pursue a Bachelor’s in Business Administration – Accounting. He is an Accounting Major with a Minor in MIS. At Temple University he is involved with Beta Alpha Psi as their National Reporting Officer. This position is very crucial to the chapter. It is Sif’s job to communicate and report events, activities, deadlines, and competitions being held by the National Office to his Local Chapter; and vice-versa. Without proper communication the National Office would not know what the Temple-BAP Chapter is doing and Temple-BAP would not be aware of crucial deadlines and events being held by Nationals. This is why Sif decided to create a blog to communicate information to his chapter. Don’t forget to visit his blog: BAP-NRO!
Due to the new policy enacted by Pennsylvania, all future CPAs are required to have 150 credits prior to taking the CPA exam (PICPA). The Fox School of Business has brought about the Master Of Accountancy (MAcc) program. Sif will be enrolling into the MAcc program in order to become a CPA.
Until then, you will see Sif around campus.