• Alan Wong

    Executive Producer

    Alan Wong oversees a team of video producers who create video content for BU's online editorial publications and social media channels. He has produced more than 300 videos for Boston University, shuffling through a number of countries in the process: Australia, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, China, and Cambodia. He has also bored audiences in Atlanta and Boston giving talks on video for higher ed. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Advice to the BU Class of 2020: “Whatever You Do, Do Good in the World”

  1. Congratulations to all of you. Graduation is a major milestone and yet also a stepping stone. My sympathies to you for not having a formal graduation that can be so memorable. However, like you, my graduation ceremonies were cancelled at the last minute due to Kent State and no recruiters came either that as Journalism and Photojournalism majors, was an even more serious side effect. However, as disappointing as that was, five of us got together and formed a small freelance photo company and started just working for ourselves. We learned how to set up a corporation, accounting, sales tax, selling ourselves, handling clients, learning to live on next to nothing and how to work with others who were all bosses with no indians. All valuable lessons that have stood me in good stead through the rest of my career. It made us by necessity into people who were highly self motivated and driven along with a whole string of mistakes from which we learned.

    So with the incredible creativity I am seeing from those of your age and situation, while one door is closed, as you search for new doors you will be learning life lessons that will be a movable feast just as Paris can be. Life is a series of re-inventing yourselves, a process. So enjoy it; it is fun and fascinating as well as frustrating. But challenges promote creativity and that too is life. I hope you can all see this as an opportunity too valuable to waste as someone famous once said. Good luck.

  2. to work with others who were all bosses with no indians. All valuable lessons that have stood me in good stead through the rest of my career. It made us by necessity into people who were highly self motivated and driven along with a whole string of mistakes from which we learned.

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