Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I nervously scooted through the hallways of Simon Fraser University (SFU) during Clubs Day. I was slightly overwhelmed by the student organizations on campus but very eager to get involved in my first year of university.
I joined Enactus in Fall 2013 as an Education Presenter/Coordinator for Banner Bags, where I spoke to high school students on the importance of environmental sustainability. As a team, we presented to over 1000 students in the 2013-14 year!
In this role, I had the opportunity to hone my presentation and teamwork skills while educating youth. Subsequently, I fell in love with the organization and I made the decision to join the 2014-15 Enactus SFU Executive Team as the Director of Marketing.
As a student majoring in Political Science, I never thought I would find myself in a marketing role. I had experience managing social media for my personal accounts but none in a formal role. Enactus has given me the opportunity to apply self-taught skills, such as social media and personal branding, in organizational settings. I am proud to say that I am now considering a career in Communications or Marketing. Prior to this, I was deadset on becoming a lawyer or climbing the corporate ladder.
The best part about my Enactus experience? I am only in my second year of university so my Enactus journey has just begun. I cannot wait to see where it will take me in the future.
If you are on the fence about joining the Enactus chapter at your institution, I highly recommend giving it a shot. Regardless of your role, it will allow you to develop yourself personally and professionally while making a positive impact in the community. What more could one ask for?
Thanks to Dorothy Ng, Enactus Simon Fraser University, for sharing her story. Tell us about your ‘Enactus Beginnings’, by contacting the Enactus Canada Communications Department.