Professionally speaking, this experience has engaged previously subdued passions. I have a stronger sense of how to begin working toward my goals. I’ve gotten to speak with really successful individuals, which has provided necessary perspective into thinking in a more ambitious light. Over the past month, I’ve been applying these lessons in reaching out to prospective connections on LinkedIn and through email. I really think I’ve gotten a great head start to my professional endeavors.
Personally, I’ve matured. I’ve been pushed out of my comfort zone in different directions so many times. This has taught me lessons that can’t be imparted through words. I’ve dealt with controversy, cooperation, uncertainty, confidence, failure, and success. There has not been a piece of this program that hasn’t challenged my personal development. I can not imagine not having taken this opportunity. It has had an incredible impact.