Godfred Afriyie Owusu

What takeaway do you have to share about your Northeastern experience?
Be stubborn for your dreams.

College is hard. Balancing studies with life is a challenge. How have you faced these challenges and what lessons have you learned along the way?

I started my classes online due to multiple visa refusals. I finally got my Canadian visa approved for a different school and relocated to Canada. I was still schooling in Canada when I was double schooling online at Northeastern University Boston campus. Combining assignments from these two schools plus working was a hell of an obstacle that I always praise myself for coming out as the best student on top of my class.

After my Canadian degree, I decided to join my colleagues at the Boston Campus but there came the challenge that I wouldn’t qualify for Postgraduate OPT because I did all my first year online while in Canada. I was left between quitting Northeastern and saving money towards my career as an international student or taking the risk to become a Husky. I chose the latter and I have never regretted the network I have been able to build over the years including the establishment of my business.

What has your journey at Northestern revealed to you about yourself?

Let this be a reminder to all of us that no dream is too distant, no goal too ambitious. We are the architects of our future, and with perseverance, passion, and a little stubbornness, there’s no limit to what we can achieve.

Any advice for other current or prospective students?

Your dream about what you can make out of Northeastern should be higher than the obstacles you will face while at Northeastern or elsewhere.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

I love solving problems and master’s in project management gives me the exact leverage for that. Expand my business into an organization that stands as a beacon of innovation and a solution-oriented project management firm, helping organizations to find solutions to their project problems.

What other interests do you have outside of school?