Professor Turned Boss: For Arnel Avelino

I am Engr. Anjerick Topacio. Circa 2009, I was an Engineering student at DLSU-D where Engr. Arnel Avelino, a young professor at that time, mentored me for one of my major subjects in college. His teaching methods used for our subject and in life made me believe that whatever goal you set your heart on, you can achieve if you don’t give up. This positive view in life made me realize my dreams of becoming an engineer and a professor. Fastforward to 2013, I applied at one of the universities in my province as a professor and to my surprise, he was the one to interview me as he would be my boss in the faculty. Everything he said about never giving up on our dreams, he embodied as he achieved his own dreams. Until today, I can say that in whatever I do- be it in my work and my life in general- I will always have that positive outlook, because I learned from sir Arnel in 2009.

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