Students Welcome Back Message 2019
Happy New Year and Welcome Back! I hope you all had a nice relaxing break. I’m sure you miss your classes, homework and exams by now. Don’t worry. They are waiting for you :) Just a couple of quick updates for 2019.
Our Priority for this year is our wellbeing. Let’s create a very fun and friendly environment that would make our lives more meaningful. Let’s enjoy ourselves and get excited to come to Connect. No stress or pressure. We don’t come here because we have to; we come here because we want to. Let’s make Connect a very happy and rewarding experience that we would remember for years.
Our Core Value is creativity as always. Every single one of us here — students, faculty, staff — is very smart and hardworking. Let’s express our superior imagination through our great work. Let’s not settle with an okay job. Let’s go an extra mile with a bit of imagination and intelligence. Please think, reflect and see if we can do things differently. This is how we will make history.
Our Goal is to create the best university experience ever possible. The best in terms of academic quality, extracurricular, student life, and most importantly our wellbeing. I know we are still far from this dream. But let’s work together to make our university experience better day by day, eventually better than we can even imagine.
Life is short. Let’s cherish our brief moments together. Let’s stay happy and creative. Let’s gift each other with the best possible university experience we can imagine. Most importantly, let’s make the most out of 2019 by enjoying every single bit of memories at Connect.
Mission and Values
Our mission is to provide an intellectual space for People to explore Ideas. We make an impact on humanity through our core values of Intelligence and Imagination.
Message from Founders
We know how you feel. We were in your shoes back in 2005. We finished high school and were figuring out what life would be like. We wanted to know how the college experience would enable us to see the world around us differently. For the next few years, you, as students, will embark on a very interesting and exciting journey — the journey to discover your own self and the world around you.
Connect is the place for those who like to explore the possibilities and wonders of themselves and the world’s. This is not a place for those who merely want a degree or diploma. You are not going to just learn a bunch of subjects over the next two years. You are, in fact, going to learn, how to learn for every single day of your life. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once said that you can only connect the dots looking backward and that you just have to trust that whatever comes your way will somehow and someday connect. We hope your two years at Connect will become meaningful dots in your future.
Founders of Connect University, Ei Phyu Theint and Aung Phone Myint, are two Myanmar nationals who each attended Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. Ei Phyu Theint, under a full scholarship, excelled in Mathematical Economics at Scripps College in California. During her second year in college, Ei Phyu Theint set up Connect Myanmar Organization, which later became Connect University, to promote educational and professional initiatives in Myanmar. Aung Phone Myint has the distinction of placing sixth on the 2005 country-wide matriculation examination. He was awarded a full scholarship to study Political Science and Economics at Bates College in Maine and was later awarded a fellowship in Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University. Reflecting on what they experienced on their own academic journey, they dreamed about designing a great learning environment connecting ideas and people. In 2014, Connect University was born.