With a deep-seeded passion for biotechnology and biosciences, Aramis Khorchidian is eager to specialize his studies in these subjects upon graduation from the International School of Geneva in 2018. His interest in the biotechnology sector was sparked upon reading the book ‘Regenesis’ by George Church and Ed Regis. In the book, the futuristic, yet realistic, world painted by the author, where synthetic biology re-engineers every aspect of human life, enraptured Aramis. It was upon this book that he decided he wished to take part in creating this future.
While he has his sights set on potentially entering the industry in a project management position or a research related position. Aramis Khorchidian hopes to eventually revolutionize the capital management and R&D interface of biotechnology companies and become the architect of future businesses and research initiatives in biotech. Aramis believes through this approach, life-changing products can be brought to market in a profitable and sustainable manner.
Aramis Khorchidian credits his success in school to his organization and time management skills. As Aramis contends, “No matter one’s profession, these are qualities that are essential. Knowing what to do and when to do it is the key to efficiency, productivity and good performance in all areas of life. Over the past few years, these are skills I have been carefully honing to be best prepared for my university and, later, professional career.”
Aramis Khorchidian has attained both The Bronze Standard and The Silver Standard of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award from the International School of Geneva. He was an Academic Honour Roll Student during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years and was the 2016-2017 head of his campus’ academics committee.
Awards & Honors
Aramis has attained both The Bronze Standard and The Silver Standard of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award from the International School of Geneva. He was head of La Châtaigneraie academics committee in 2016-2017 and is a 2015 alumnus of the AGBU Discover Armenia Program. Aramis was also an Academic Honor Roll Student during the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years.
An engaged global citizen, Aramis recently attended the Student League of Nations in the United Nations, representing the Republic of Zimbabwe. Furthermore, Aramis completed the Entrepreneurs in Action Classroom to Boardroom programme, which aims to inspire young people to change their lives. The programme presents participants with real business problems and challenges them to find solutions.
Outside of his academic pursuits, Aramis Khorchidian is a dedicated philanthropist who cares deeply about giving back to his school, his community, and those who are in need around the world. At school, Aramis is a member of the Academic Committee, which helps organize a variety of events including science fairs. He frequently volunteers at the library, helping to organize the constant influx of books. This summer he participated in a volunteer trip to Armenia where he completed public service hours while helping build homes.
During his free time, Aramis enjoys playing the violin, skiing, and boxing. Music has always been one of his main passions as it is a great way to balance out his busy, highly academic lifestyle. Meanwhile, skiing has provided him with a strong sense of discipline. Aramis has grown up skiing his entire life and, for several years, he trained with a ski racing team that involved training for over 18 hours per week. His love for Thai Boxing developed more recently but has proved to be one of his most rewarding hobbies. For Aramis, Muay Thai style fighting is an incredibly fascinating sport that teaches respect and perseverance as well as builds a strong mind.