An Interview with an AGBU GenNext Mentor

This via the Armenian Chronicles, which was started a few years ago by a group of Armenian students at UCLA to express their thoughts and report on events in the community. Here they profile John Haerptyan who is a mentor with the AGBU Generation Next Mentorship Program:

If anyone was wondering how to come up with a career game plan, they should arguably take a couple notes from John Haerptyan.

A current clinical instructor of emergency medical technicians (EMT) and para-medicine at a center for pre-hospital care, Haerptyan recently took some time out of his schedule to sit down at the Westwood Starbucks and discuss his future prospects and goals with me, which includes: part-time law school, looking forward to an ending mandatory probation period in March—he will then be completely certified—and continuing his involvement with the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU).

When hearing Haerptyan speak about his career and his involvement in the mentor-mentee program with the AGBU, I got the feeling that all aspects of Haerptyan’s life, whether it be professional or extracurricular, ties into his overall desire to promote a healthier society that emphasizes the importance of progressing the human condition, an admirable quality and aim.