Sabah Mikha is an MBA candidate at Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. Prior to business school, Sabah had a successful career as an accountant working at various companies such as Ernst & Young, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, and Monroe Capital.
Sabah Mikha was an accounting professional employed in the assurance services department of Ernst & Young in Los Angeles. He was the main client contact for many of his department’s duties, including reporting and planning of audits and assurance of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 compliance with controls related to financial reporting, and serves many clients in the media and entertainment industries.
Prior to his time at Ernst & Young, Sabah Mikha was the Operations Supervisor at a Washington Mutual Bank branch in Santa Barbara, California, managing the representatives and bank tellers. Some other responsibilities Sabah Mikha had were; dealing with federal regulations, international wire transfers, safe box, audits of new accounts, and trust documents. Mikha also interned at Santa Barbara’s Commerce Capital Group LLC, a boutique investment bank serving the engineering and construction industries. Sabah Mikha earned a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. His undergraduate work was at University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting. While at UC, Mikha was recognized with Dean’s List honors for two quarters and served as President of the school’s Kappa Sigma fraternity chapter. Sabah Mikha successfully completed the Certified Public Accountant Examination and is currently applying for his license.
Outside of his business school, Sabah Mikha remains active in his local community through several charitable commitments. He continues to volunteer with various nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. But one of his most passionate charities has been with the Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Throughout his mother’s five and a half year battle with ovarian cancer, Sabah’s mother never wavered in her belief that she was blessed. She would smile and say with conviction that, “Life is good.” For her, life was good during chemo treatments, after surgery, and during hospital stays. She taught Sabah by examples that a good life is measured by the people who share it with us. In her absence, its been the love and support of his friends and family that have allowed Sabah to believe with his mother’s conviction that “Life is good.”
University of Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish
Notre Dame has a rich history which began in a very cold afternoon on November 26, 1842 when a 28 year old French priest, Reverend Sorin, C.S.C. and seven companions. Each of which recently established the Congregation of Holy Cross. They took possession of 524 snow-covered acres that the Bishop of Vincennes had given them in the Indiana Mission Fields.
The original name of Notre Dame was “L’Universite de Notre Dame du Lac” which translates to The University of Our Lady of the Lake. On January 15th 1844 the the new university was officially chartered by the Indiana legislature. In 1879 the main building of the campus burned to the ground which was practically the whole campus. Father Sorin willed Notre Dame to rebuild and continue it’s growth.
In the early decades of its existence, Notre Dame mostly encompassed religious novitiates, preparatory and grade schools and a manual labor school. It’s classical collegiate curriculum never attracted more than a dozen students. The curriculum included four years of humanities, poetry, rhetoric and philosophy, plus offerings in German, Spanish, French and Italian. As well as many various forms of music and drawing.