New York City’s TFCU Talks inspires college students to follow their dreams

NEW YORK — It’s the latest edition of TFCU Talks held in the Big Apple.

These visionary Fil-Am leaders spoke about how they turned their ordinary lives around into something extraordinary.

Among them is three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino, who was born into poverty but now believes that life is what you make it.

Award-winning Fil-Am artist Rich Tu works as MTV’s VP of Design.

Speakers shared some of their own life lessons that allowed them to face and overcome challenges to make their American dreams a reality.

“You should be spending your free time, taking your hobby or taking your passion, and try to find a way to build that into business and just become an entrepreneur and keep that mind set,” said Norman Dalager, Exec. Director, Prod. Dev of Bloomberg.

“If there’s anything that I hope anybody picked up today it’s that,” said Sarah Meier, co-founder of She Talks Asia. “Kkonting hirap minsan is part of the journey to get to where you need to go.”

Organizers say these TFCU events are meant to connect, inspire, and empower college students and young professionals to help them realize their full potential.


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