NEW YORK — The classrooms of the Fordham University School of Business were filled to capacity as the eighth annual Mentoring and Networking Forum welcomed over 150 participants on Friday, March 23.
Co-chaired by the Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America (New York-New Jersey) and the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization and sponsored by the Armenian Bar Association, Armenian International Women’s Association (NJ Affiliate) and Armenian Network of America (Greater NY region), the overflowing crowd consisted of professionals and high school and college students, who were welcomed by Vahan Tanal, P.E., founding member of the AESA-NY-NJ.
“We have expanded from only a handful of students eight years ago into this large crowd,” said Tanal, who co-chaired the event. “Some of you were mentored as students and now serve as mentors.”
Co-Chair Dr. Garbis Baydar of the Armenian Health Professionals Organization welcomed and thanked all the organizers and sponsors while providing inspirational words to the evening’s mentees, encouraging them to “make good use of this evening.”
“Our main intention is to help you achieve your goals,” said Baydar. “You should have dreams and goals and work hard to achieve them because successful people are the ones who work the hardest.”
The forum covered a range of career tracks, including engineering, health, finance, law, real estate, sciences and the arts, with participating mentors who would be available year-round for advice and guidance.