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The participant of the “AmCham Mentors Club” project Saliya Khurova shared her impressions of the working with her mentor Aizhana Dzhumalieva

The participant of the “AmCham Mentors Club” project Saliya Khurova, Journalism Department at AUCA, passed into the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA).
BGIA provides an opportunity for college students and recent college graduates from around the world to take advanced courses in international affairs and have internships. BGIA students engage in the study and practice of international law; international relations theory; global public health; political economy; international reporting; and other aspects of international affairs. BGIA has semester and summer programs.
Saliya shared her impressions of the working with her mentor Aizhana Dzhumalieva:
“I am very glad that Aizhana Dzhumalieva became my mentor.
She is a perfect example of a successful woman, both career and family. For me, she is a great example to follow and admire.
I came to the AmCham Mentors Club project with one main goal is to go to the exchange program in New York. Aizhana helped me a lot to reach my potential and understand what I need this program for. I am grateful for all the help she has given me.
I want to note that we not only prepared for filing for the exchange program, and also during the meetings touched on such topics as personal growth, family values, career and development of professional skills. On the advice of my mentor, I applied for an internship, which was aimed at creating a newspaper consisting entirely of articles by women journalists in Central Asia. I passed.
Our tandem brought only victories, and I am very glad that we got such a wonderful mentor-mentee matching.
Oprah Winfrey once said, “A mentor is someone who lets you see hope within yourself.”
And after every meeting with Aizhana I am really inspired, I am motivated by her example, I see hope and drive myself to create, work, learn and, most importantly, live in full force, without any regrets and framework, as Aizhana Dzhumalieva herself, Saliya Khurova’s mentor.”