Three recent AIU alumni will join Director of Student Success Kristy Kotek for a live online discussion on Wednesday, April 16, at noon CT to share their stories about returning to school and taking their next steps forward after completing their associate degrees at AIU.
All are welcome to watch live on Google+ or on YouTube, and the video will be posted to AIU’s YouTube channel shortly after the event for those unable to catch the broadcast.
Participating in the discussion will be:
- Anabel Velasquez, currently a Computing Information Systems analyst at Stanford University. Anabel, known as Bel to her friends and family, decided to return to school after her third child was born, earning her Associate of Business Administration in 2009 and Bachelor of Business Administration 2012. Outside of her day job, she is heavily involved in community service, serving as the Public Relations, Marketing and Media Director for Neighbors Helping Neighbors Palo Alto, an organization that strives to provide groceries to seniors and singles who are unable to qualify for “safety net” programs or food closet assistance.
- Hua Chau, Director of Workforce at the Albany Park Community Center in Chicago. Hua decided to return to school to pursue his Associate of Business Administration degree at AIU after eight years of service in the Army, earning his degree in 2011. He went on to earn his Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Project Management from AIU in 2012.
- Larenzo Chavis, Regional Manager at Blue Buffalo Co. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. for eight years, Larenzo served in managerial roles for a variety of well-known companies before enrolling in the Associate of Business Administration program at AIU, from which he graduated in 2011. He went on to earn two more degrees from AIU, his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2011 and Master of Business Administration in 2012.
Have a question for one of our panelists about moving forward from an associate to a bachelor's degree?? Share it on Google+ or Twitter using the #AIUGetAhead hashtag, and we may ask it during the Hangout.
Don't forget to confirm you are attending – to RSVP, visit the event page on Google+ and click “Yes” on the top right where it asks, “Are You Going?” and be on the lookout for a Google+ notification reminder as the Hangout approaches.
* 2012 AIU Employer Experience Research. Conducted by the Analytic Group, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ. Pg. 27