On June 4, 2019, we had an interview with YSU Ijevan Branch graduate of 2013 academic year, chief specialist of the budget and internal control department at “Veolia Jur” CJSC Nairi Tshagharyan.
– Please tell us your birth date and place.
– I was born in 1992, on August 10, in the beautiful Tavush town of Ijevan.
– Tell us a little bit about your family.
– My parents are from Tavush. My mother is from the village of Sevkar, my father, from the village of Yenokavan. My mother, Donara Pashinyan has been working in the Tavush regional administration for many years as a Head of the Department of Administrative Services. I am not married.
– What was your childhood dream?
– My dreams were so varied in terms of professions and they changed almost every day, depending on the circumstances. My first dream I remembered was I wanted to be a fireman (so I could drive a red fire truck). I remember when I finished my first class, I was instructed to write an essay on what we want to become when we grow up. Our tutor kept those essays. Over the past 10 years, we have forgotten about the content of the essay, and it was a sweet memory to read it 10 years later. In this essay, I wrote that I want to become a police officer (maybe because my uncles were policemen and I was inspired by them).
– What education did you receive?
– I received my secondary education at the school # 5 in Ijevan. After graduating from the school, I entered YSU Ijevan Branch of the Faculty of Economics. After Bachelor’s Degree, I continued my education at YSU Faculty of Economics and Management, Master’s degree in Finance, Money Transfer and Credit.
– What role did YSUIB education have in your life?
– The role of YSUIB in the process of my professional development is invaluable: excellent teaching staff, good conditions for qualitative education that gave me the opportunity to continue my master’s degree successfully.
– What work experience do you have?
– During the years of study I have been engaged in social activities, first the chairman of Student Council of YSUIB Faculty of Economics, then in 2012-2013, YSUIB Student Council of SSS.
In the second year of studying in the magistracy, in 2014-2015, I worked as a lecturer at YSUIBFaculty of Economics, teaching “Economics Theory” and “World Economy”.
From October 2017- present, I work in “Veolia Jur” CJSC for Water Supply and Drainage Services in the Republic of Armenia as a Chief Specialist of the Budget and Internal Control Department.
– What is your favorite book?
– Mostly I read specialized literature, fiction, unfortunately, because of the shortage of time I read seldom. My favorite book is Marc Aren, “Where the wild roses grow”novel.
– What is the last book you read?
– The last book I read is a book by the famous Turkish historian, genocide expert Taner Akçam’s “Killing Orders” translated by Andranik Israelyan and published by “New Mag” Publishing House.
What music do you prefer, and what is your favorite song?
– I’m a retro-style lover, and I think music and lyrics are best expressed in the 80s and 90s of the previous century. My favorite song is the song “Wind of Change” by Scorpions.
– What is your favorite movie?
– My Favorite movie is the film “The pursuit of happiness” by Will Smith.
– Do you have a favorite sport?
– I prefer watch football, especially when the Armenian national team and Real Madrid are playing (I am Real Madrid fan since 2003).
My favorite sport, which I’ve been practicing for many years, is the sport of Street Workout.
– What is your favorite place in Armenia and abroad?
– I have never been abroad, and in Armenia, I’m sure in the whole world, my favorite place is my birthplace, Ijevan.
– What qualities do you appreciate in people?
– I appreciate honesty, kindness, sense of responsibility and punctuality.
– Do you have the quote or slogan you are guiding?
– My favorite slogan, is Confucius’ idea. “Treat others the way you want to be treated”.
– What will you never do?
“I’ll never fly with a balloon.
“What are you afraid of?”
– I am afraid of the loss of a loved one.
“Why are you sorry?”
– I’m sorry for the thoughts and words I did not say at certain stages of life.
– What helps you make decisions in difficult situations?
– My relatives advise.
– What do you think is the biggest achievement of your life?
– At present, my greatest achievement is my faithful and loyal friends.
– What is your formula of success?
– I think diligence, dedication, faith in our own strengths, be at the right time, in the right place, never satisfying, and treat failure as a new experience of life.
– What is the most invaluable advice you have received?
– My mother gives me the most invaluable advice and one of them I’d like to share: “When making the smallest decision, deeply judge the situation, always evaluate the possible risks and consequences,” “Never make a decision in the nervous time and under the influence of time.”
– What is the main message that you would give to young people (in particular, YSUIB students)?
– The advise that I would like to give to YSUIB students, in particular, is, never get satisfied with the acquired knowledge, one becomes a specialist only owing to a self-development, self-education, today’s information (the knowledge gained) may be outdated tomorrow.
Dear students, always be informed and strive for more.
– Thank you for such a remarkable interview.
Interviewed by YSUIB Public Relations and Media responsible Hasmik Vanyan.