Believing In His Ability To Succeed

Tyler's Suffolk Story

"In the past four years, Suffolk has allowed me to thrive, connect, fail, and develop. It has changed my life in such ways that I couldn’t have imagined."
Thinh "Tyler" La BSBA, Marketing and Information Systems, '17
Tyler's Suffolk Story

I was born and raised in Vietnam. When I was young, my family didn’t have much; we lived for under $2 a day for four people. My very first words of English were taught by the foreign volunteers who came to my country to help children and families who lived under the poverty line.

I chose Suffolk because I personally related to the University’s history, mission, and values. In the past four years, Suffolk has allowed me to thrive, connect, fail, and develop. It has changed my life in such ways that I couldn’t have imagined.

Every single opportunity I had at Suffolk made me believe in my ability to eventually work in the marketing and information systems field. It is an amazing feeling to find a career path that can integrate both of my biggest strengths – creativity and analytical thinking.

Being an international student is hard. In times of difficulties, sometimes it seems even harder. At Suffolk, there's been no barrier to success regardless of your background and where you come from. The school and its community have allowed me to be myself and explore my full potential. It is something beyond academics that I don't think I could seek at another campus!

Tyler La smiling in his cap and gown on stage during Commencement.

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