For several years AIWA-SF has had a unique scholarship partnership with AUA. Our scholarship is both academic and pragmatic as we require students to participate in an internship. Gaiane Khachatrian, Founding AIWA-SF President and current AIWA-SF Executive Committee member shares, “we become the change agents of our own generation,” as we expose students to opportunities and possibilities. We are delighted to announce and feature our four 2019-2020 AIWA-SF scholarship recipients and share their stories and letters to us. Today, we feature Izabel Gevorgyan.
Izabel Gevorgyan is a second-year masters student majoring in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) at the American University of Armenia (AUA). Previously, Izabel had earned a bachelor’s degree in Business from AUA.
In the summer of 2019, Izabel interned at Impact Hub Yerevan, a social innovation development foundation that supports impact projects and aims to build a community of changemakers.
As a host and translator, Izabel improved her interpersonal skills and had the opportunity to communicate with people of different backgrounds and approach to work.
“I was a part of a wonderful team that always helped me when I faced challenges. It was very interesting for me to participate in various events and projects,” Izabel recounts her experience adding that none of it would have been possible without AUA and the skillset she has acquired.
“She worked on various tasks, did a great job, and demonstrated satisfactory results,” says Tatev Mantoian, Operations Manager at Impact Hub Yerevan. “She is very organized, efficient, extremely competent, and has an excellent rapport with people of all ages. Izabel is also a pleasure to work with on a personal level and her easy-going character is contagious in the workplace.”
Having more than one career interest, Izabel wants to combine the knowledge she has gained from her Business degree with tutoring and possibly start a business project after graduation.