Being a part of Enactus Ryerson allowed me to broaden my horizons at university. I was able to test my time management skills, balancing studying versus organizing events and facilitating at secondary schools for Start Smart. Planning an event would involve promoting the event around campus, creating buzz, booking appropriate rooms, organizing catering, all while managing cost, time, and scope constraints. Being a Start Smart facilitator was also a challenge since I conducted workshops at an all girls troubled and disabled secondary school. Therefore, I had to adjust my workshops to cater to all levels of education and attention abilities to help the girls understand the importance of having money management skills.
Enactus had a great support staff of professors that helped us and provided us with the freedom to pursue the events we thought the university and people across the globe would want and need. Every student was passionately involved in creating new ideas and new projects for Enactus to pursue and being in that sort of environment was very beneficial to my confidence and team work skills.
The hardest part about being a member of Enactus was balancing my time spent organizing events and being a part of everything Enactus had to offer while also studying for my degree. They believed your degree and success at school came first and if you needed time off to study there would be someone willing to help you out with your duties at Enactus.
The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting all of the members and creating those long lasting relationships as well as putting together entrepreneurial-focused events to benefit others.