Pioneer Your Passion
Posted on May 16, 2016
Be Sexy(Intelligent), Opportunities look a lot like Hard Work and Believe
Those were the three points I repeated as I walked from classroom to classroom at Point Fortin Secondary School sharing my experiences. I was invited by the Atlantic Graduate Trainee Programme’s 2014-2016 Cohort to their Entrepreneurship Village.
I intended to have a set speech, but I ended up saying something totally different to each group, building on questions and responses. Honestly, It was a tad bit nerve wrecking at first.
After my initial 5 mins adjusting to the first group of students, with a few not paying attention I quickly focused my speaking on experiences I thought interesting and summarized them all with the above main points.
I couldn’t have survived that entire day by myself. I had the support of Karissa Narine of Define Studios who is responsible for all these pictures and the video. Also, I must thank Chandel Carrington from the Atlantic Graduate Trainee Programme. She went beyond being my host and gave me an excellent introduction before I entered each classroom, she kept me hydrated and brought Karissa and I lunch.
By the evening session, four classes in, I felt like a professional and I started with a bunch of questions. I asked students “What they did during Lunch?” Some told me of playing game and the others just socialized. I explained that in school I managed Hi5 Profiles and this was frowned upon by teachers but later in life I became a digital strategist.
The students didn’t hesitate to challenge me; in one classroom I asked the students what they wanted to be later in life. When they responded I told stories of my friends who followed similar career paths.
Overall my visit was exciting and rewarding for me and I think it was for the students as well!