Hey, how are you doing? It’s me, M. I wanted to catch you up on a new project. During this week, D and I have had the exciting opportunity to return to the university in which we both studied in and speak to some of the students about our experiences and share our knowledge on the genuine obstacles they’ll face once they leave university and enter in the ‘working world’. This is something we have been working towards for a while and happy to have finally accomplished. It’s shows us that our voices are being heard.
The talk took place on campus with a few students from different backgrounds studying various different courses. I’m not sure if anyone noticed, but for the first 10 minutes my nerves were all over the place. My voice was at near break point, my vision was blurred, knees weak arms are heavy (vomit on his sweater already, moms spaghetti).
Once the nerves settled, I was able to articulate and respond to questions. The overall consensus was that the students felt reassured and more confident about life after university. One student asked us where we saw ourselves in 10 years, which got us thinking on the way home about where we could take BIB. The plan is to one day achieve a global reach; giving guidance to students and young professionals, to inspire and even assist them with potential carrier roles. I won’t bore you with the details of the whole plan, but we’re starting locally. We hope this opportunity will lead to other universities offering us the chance to come and speak to their students and start up small workshops in aiding students with their approaches to interviews, managing their time efficiently and important signs to look for in any role.
This may seem like a small step to some, but to us it has been a huge leap to bigger and better things. We appreciate all who are taking this journey with us.