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LinkedIn: Prince Kalu
FS: Tell us a little about yourself? (background, accomplishments, goals in life etc.)
Prince: I immigrated to the United States about 6 years ago in search of my own American Dream. The opportunities I have received since living in the US, have allowed me to graduate from High School and to further pursue a college degree. I now hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Sports Management from Northeastern University. I am currently pursuing a second master's degree at Northeastern University in Project Management. It is my goal to use the education and skills that I acquire to inspire others to pursue their dreams no matter where they are from. I hope to do this by starting my own scholarship fund that will empower underprivileged youth to further their education.
FS: What’s your motto or philosophy in life?
Prince: “With God by your side, anything is possible”.
FS: What do you define as living fearlessly?
Prince: To me living fearlessly means being able to take risks, make drastic decisions and be in control of my actions.
FS: What are 3 cool things most people do not know about you?
FS: What advice you would give to your 13-year-old self?
Prince: I am the president of the Umu Igbo Unite Organization (UIU) - Boston Chapter. UIU connects, convenes, and empowers young Igbo professionals through networking opportunities and cultural exhibition events. Through these efforts, we aim to preserve the Igbo heritage created by our forefathers. In addition to serving as president of UIU, I am also a Big Brother at the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay organization. Serving in this capacity has allowed me to be a mentor to my little brother in the program and has equipped me with the experience to empower him to dream beyond his borders.
FS: What's the single most important thing you would like our readers to take away from your story?
Prince: Never give up! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Seize every opportunity that comes your way. Remember to make the best of every moment whatever the outcome may be; own it fearlessly. My story is not unique because of the obstacles and challenges I endured; rather, my story is unique because I never accepted defeat and constantly sought out ways to triumph amidst difficult times. I owe my success to God, my support system and to the Foundation Year Program at Northeastern University. They were the ones who believed in my strengths even when I did not.
FS: What ONE word would you use to describe yourself?