A clear sense of self is inextricably linked to a high level of congruence. With a high level of congruence, then, as an individual, there is no doubt that one will be more likely to effectively create a positive impact on his or her surroundings. The genteel Mahatma Gandhi echoed,
In a gentle way you can shake the world.
These words resonate with me as they very well describe the path that I have taken to make a positive impact on the lives of my fellow earthly citizens. However small, however long, I endeavor to create that golden impact as predestined by my Creator.
My professional goals are fashioned from the ingredients of unadulterated passion for entrepreneurship, economic equity for all, and financial prudence and liberty of the financially ignorant. This is responsible for my academic journey from the cool hills of rural Jamaica to the enviable halls of the number one business college in Canada, Humber College. I harbor no doubts that with the training and development afforded to me by this noble institution with an enviable reputation which extends far beyond academic equity that my professional aspirations will be realized.
What I shall attain professionally upon graduating in 2021 is enhanced by the Honours that I will achieve in the Bachelor of Commerce-Digital Business Management program that I am currently enrolled in. It should not be misconstrued that I am overly optimistic, but I am a visionary with a penchant for and a proven track record of academic success. Additionally, I work assiduously at my goals, and Humber College provides the right opium that is conducive for the ultimate realization of my professional aspirations. Humber College, in my estimation, and perhaps reality, is student-centric where it caters to the wholesome development of the student. This is the opportune enabler for any student whose desire is to educate oneself, mature in self-concept clarity, and be impactful on the wider society.
To become an enviable, and impactful alumnus of Humber College it requires grit, tenacity, and the right blend of academic and non-academic skills such as social, emotional, growth mindset, character, and soft skills. All of which can be had if only I were to be smart in taking advantage of all the opportunities and avenues made available to me by this humble institution of higher learning.
My serving in the capacity of Vice-President of Communications for the Digital Business Student Association and as President for the upcoming school year has and will further provide the avenue for the expansion of knowledge and the strengthening of my skillset as a 21st Century leader. In the coming school year, my continued path to being impactful is infused with plans to organize events for Humber’s annual TechWeek, an event recognized by the Business School with several awards in the past.
Ultimate Humber Dream!
I desire to obtain the most prestigious award at The Business School, which is the Dean’s Award in my final year. I am involved in many activities on campus, including The Student Leadership Academy, Black Academic Success, and Engagement (BASE) and the Centre of Entrepreneurship, where I attend a myriad of training and workshops. I also serve as a mentor to first-year students in my program, to assist in their transition into Humber.
Being involved on campus is helping me to develop essential transferable life skills, such as emotional intelligence, empathy, and an expansion of my aptitude for leadership. I consider this to be a training ground that is preparing to launch me into the technology field as a Project Manager. I intend on pursuing a Master of Design in Digital Futures at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), in addition to a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. With this training and education, my desire is to look holistically at business problems and produce creative technology solutions.
I aspire to be a disruptive force within the world of technology and business. The sky is no longer the limit for me as I believe that there are horizons beyond the sky, and I am eager to discover the horizons that await me.
Story by: Michallia
Photo by: Brandon Ferguson