Boston MA—On Tuesday evening, the Consulate General of Greece held a forum at the consulate location on Beacon street for Greek students attending university in Boston. The event was held in cooperation with the Circle of Greek Academics in Boston and the Hellenic Bioscientific Association.
The students; most from Greece and some Greek-Americans, attend an array of esteemed colleges and universities in the greater Boston area with a variety of concentrations; medical students at Harvard, engineering students at MIT, Law at Fletcher. Other universities that were represented that evening include Boston University, Boston College, UMass Boston, Merrimack College, Bentley University, Tufts University, and Northeastern University.
The students were welcomed by the Consul General Mr. Stratos Efthymiou, who greeted them with a speech that offered pieces of advice, and encouraging them to “take advantage of Boston’s cultural events, conferences, and everything it has to offer”.
The forum continued with remarks, guidance, and wisdom from distinguished panelists: Dr. Stella Kourembanas from Boston Children’s hospital, Dr. Irene Geograkoudi from Tufts School, Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Dr. Themis Sapsis from MIT; all of which have achieved esteemed positions in their respective fields. Students had the opportunity to ask questions regarding their academic endeavors, direction for their aspirations, and overall insight into the professional world.
“Follow your passions,” advised Prodromou, a professor at Fletcher, “if you love what you’re learning you can’t go wrong”.
A gathering was held afterwards to give the students a chance to make introductions, connections, and contacts. The evening was a great success and was well received by the students, who urged the Consulate General to continue hosting such events.