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?

ADVENTURE, SOCCER, & MOVIES.

Managing AI Risks: Reflections on NIST AI Risk Management Framework and Beyond

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar on March 27, 2024 with Jeanna Matthews

Join us Wednesday, March 27 for our next Distinguished Lecturer seminar with Clarkson University Professor of Computer Science, Jeanna Matthews!

In this virtual talk, Jeanna will explore the NIST AI Risk Management Framework (AI RMF) which is a centerpiece of current AI policy in the United States.

She will provide a detailed overview of the framework, how it was developed, its implications, the ways it will be used moving forward, and more.

Register for free to join us online!

Harmonize 101: Using Harmonize Increase Engagement in Online Classes

Please join the EDCI team for two upcoming training opportunities available to all CPS instructors.

Harmonize is a Canvas-integrated tool that modernizes and enhances the traditional online discussion platform via interactive, engaging, and visually appealing discussion boards.

Watch this short (just 3 minutes!) demo to see what it can do. Please join the EDCI team for two upcoming training opportunities available to all CPS instructors.

Contact Jennifer Turrentine for additional information.

Harmonize 101: Using Harmonize Increase Engagement in Online Classes

Please join the EDCI team for two upcoming training opportunities available to all CPS instructors.

Harmonize is a Canvas-integrated tool that modernizes and enhances the traditional online discussion platform via interactive, engaging, and visually appealing discussion boards.

Watch this short (just 3 minutes!) demo to see what it can do. Please join the EDCI team for two upcoming training opportunities available to all CPS instructors.

Contact Jennifer Turrentine for additional information.

Mock Interview: Workshop Series

Join our new Workshop series “Mock Interview.”

Every Thursday from 2-3pm EST, we’ll delve into the intricacies of interviews, unveiling effective tricks and preparation strategies for any interview scenario.

Engage in interactive settings as we dissect the overall interview experience, discuss common interview scenarios, and share insights on what to do during critical moments.

We will try to practice Questions to ask after the interview has endedIt would be great if you would bring your resume at the time of the workshop.

Writing your Problem of Practice & Application Support

This session is designed to help you choose your own problem of practice and write about it in your application to Northeastern. Every student in our program chooses a problem of practice and uses cycles of investigation to find innovative and systematic solutions to create change in their workplace and/or community.

Find more online events: Here

Writing your Problem of Practice & Application Support

This session is designed to help you choose your own problem of practice and write about it in your application to Northeastern. Every student in our program chooses a problem of practice and uses cycles of investigation to find innovative and systematic solutions to create change in their workplace and/or community.

Find more online events: Here

What Can You Do with an EdD?

Learn how a Doctor of Education can help you further your career, advance within your organization, and create meaningful change within your community. You’ll also learn more about Northeastern’s career design services and how they help you prepare for your future career moves.

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Discover Northeastern EdD

Join us for the unique opportunity to hear from our education faculty who teach in our global campus network. We’ll discuss the program curriculum, balancing work and school, developing a problem of practice, and more.

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Discover Northeastern EdD

Join us for the unique opportunity to hear from our education faculty who teach in our global campus network. We’ll discuss the program curriculum, balancing work and school, developing a problem of practice, and more.

Find more online events: Here