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    Amy Laskowski is a senior writer at Boston University. She is always hunting for interesting, quirky stories around BU and helps manage and edit the work of BU Today’s interns. She did her undergrad at Syracuse University and earned a master’s in journalism at the College of Communication in 2015. Profile

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There are 21 comments on A Master’s Degree at 62 for IS&T Staffer Albrik Avanessian

  1. Albrik – Congratulations on your Masters Degree! It was refreshing to read about an older student, as I’m 54 and usually the only one in class with grey hair! Ha! Never stop learning. What a wonderful accomplishment. Project Management is a useful degree too. You built what we call in Finance “intellectual capital”. Glad your son could attend. Sounds like you’ve been a good role model for him.

    Amy – well written! I thoroughly enjoyed the article. You included many details that were engaging, emotional content that is inspiring. You are obviously in the right field.

    Thanks,
    David Johnson
    MET’22 Masters Candidate

  2. What a great story! Congratulations!

    It was a privilege to have had you in my supply chain class (and yes, you might have had few years of experience over the lecturer…but not many).

    Everyone in the room benefitted from your contributions.

    “The learning has just begun” – Maybe another Master’s is order??

    1. thank you, Anthony, for your kind words …
      and yes another degree for sure maybe in Neurosciences, but first priority is to enjoy the Summer!

      be well and teach on…

  3. Albrik, congratulations! You and I took some classes together at MET, and I appreciate our friendship. You are also a wonderful colleague.

    1. thank you, Katie, for your kind words… and right back at you for our friendship and collegiality.

      let’s grab a cup coffee this week or next one at the Starbucks … that’s if I don’t die first in Sunday’s Commencement … it’ll be 95 degrees& sunny! :-(

  4. thanx, David … although I’ll take some credit for being a good role model for my son, I must say he’s 10 times better than me when it comes to “intellectual capital”. And isn’t that our job as parents, anyway?!

    be well and keep on learning, my friend…
    -Albrik

    1. thank you, Larry …
      I remember I read somewhere long time ago that “patience is not just the ability to wait, but how you act while waiting” and I took that to heart.

      see you around on the 3rd floor of 881 …

  5. As a fellow sexagenarian I congratulate you and the other BU graduates who are at the age of 60+ while working full-time no less! After your summer off, consider the Religion and Conflict Transformation program at the School of Theology. Maybe I’ll see you in the STH halls!

  6. Congratulations Albrik! You are an amazing person with who
    I had the opportunity to work and really get to know.best of luck in all you do!

  7. Congratulations Albrik! Great writing great story, it was so great to you in the class of Agile PM and Project Cost and Risk Management in 2019!!!

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