As I get closer to graduating, I am working really hard to keep pushing myself outside of my comfort zone academically. The purpose of this is to network, create awesome memories and to continue developing my academic skills and competencies. This year, I am competing on the JDC, Sprott School of Business case competitions team. I tried out and made the team in September, and our university is competing in January, against universities from across Canada. The Sprott team consists of an athletic team, social team, debate teams, and academic teams. I am on the business strategy academic team with 2 others group members who are fantastic! Basically, we receive a written business case and we have 3 hours to analyze it, create a viable solution and prepare a 20 minute presentation/pitch for a panel of judges and industry professionals. The academic teams practice every Sunday and are lucky enough to have coaches and mentors to give us feedback each week.
I am extremely happy and excited to be on this team and learning so much from putting in the extra hours of practice, while working with people who are driven, and curious. Most of the mentors have competed on this team as Carleton alumni, so they have a lot of experience and insights when giving us feedback.
This is big deal for me because I have always wanted to compete on this team, and this year I am in the perfect place confidence wise and commitment wise to give it my all. The added bonus of being on the team is the experience gained, perfect for my resume as well as the prestige it holds, to differentiate myself in my future career.
My next few months are going to be FULL of excitement, opportunities and new experiences and I promise to continue to share, as my journey continues. 🙂