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Jake Thongsythavong

Jake Thongsythavong

Veni, vidi, vici! We live in a world today where we must take what’s ours. Do not yield at the hands of those that tell you to stop, but look into the eyes of those that show you the path to keep going. I am nothing but a North Shore boy who came from a little city of sin called Lynn, Massachusetts. I am half Armenian and half Laotian, which gives me ties to the Kardashians if you weren’t familiar. Writing has always been one of the few things in life where I am given a thrill from the reaction of others when they read my work. Growing up, I have had countless experiences with family members, friends, and my sexuality that have allowed me to mature into a young man more than ready to take on any challenges that face me. I am a transfer junior in the Counseling Psychology major here at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. My ultimate goal is to enter a profession in life that allows me to help others through either writing, speech, or therapy. More than thrilled, I have started up what I would like to refer to as JWU Bloggers’ “Advice Column.” I would not like to spend the majority of my time giving you advice on how to cope with “Having a Hard Professor” or “10 Tricks to Follow when you’re Stressed.” Here, I’d like to give you the words of wisdom that will let you actually be way more productive in life! My column will focus on things such as: Relationships, Health and Well-being, Human Interaction, Love, Sexuality, and so much more. I’m excited to say, with the help of Kathleen Layton, students will be able to submit any questions or topics you would like answered or talked about through our social media channels. You may also find it to your liking that you may add or message me through any of my social media links below. I look forward to connecting with a lot of you, and I hope some of you will entertain the idea of becoming interviewees for certain topics, should you be knowledgeable. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” (William W. Purkey)

Recent Posts by Jake Thongsythavong:

What Mask Are You Wearing?

What if you were told you could not be the person you are, and you had to act and portray your life the way everyone else wanted you to? JWU Providence Counseling Psychology student Jake S. Thongsythavong writes about his very personal experience & shares advice.

Topics: Providence

How important is love and happiness to you?

JWU Providence student, Jake Thongsythavong, delivers his first JWU Student Advice column with a bang! Jake is a Counseling Psychology student here to help you with all of life’s pesky problems.

Topics: Providence Admissions