Mubin Hira lives in Albany Park in Chicago with his parents and two older siblings. Mubin attends the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he is undeclared but is leaning towards a finance-related major. He is involved in Phi Beta Lambda, an organization dedicated to cultivating business leaders. Through the Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) he served as an accounting intern with the City of Chicago Department of Finance where his greatest accomplishment was completing an actual accounting journal entry. While working with CSBI, Mubin learned that he could get his career started, even though he’s still a student. He believes that once you open your first door in your career, it leads to other doors opening. Growing up Mubin never saw himself working in finance downtown, but through CSBI he has realized that people in finance are real people just like him, and that the work of finance is rewarding and important. He considers his relationship with CSBI to be ongoing, even once his internship ends. In his spare time, Mubin likes to play basketball and listen to hip hop.