In this week of ISM was met with both disappointment and an opportunity to grow.
My disappointment began with the late cancellation of my interviews. I did all that I was supposed to in this case, make sure that the interview was in session and that the professional was ready to be present. However, life and work got in the way of both professionals. As a result, i was informed of the cancellation later than ideal. I arrived in both locations with the news, and was then forced to go home or return back to school. While this was a definite roadblock and disappointment in my week, I can only move forward and hope for more opportunities.
Moreover, despite my apparent “tragedies” I was met with opportunity to showcase my work in ISM through the mandatory research presentations. At first i was filled with anxiety and felt unprepared for the assignment. Then in a moment of reflection, i decided that in order to excel i must get rid of such fears. Therefore, I began to create my presentation with topics that I am not only confident, but passionate about. I was able to bring new information to my fellow ISM peers and receive feedback regarding my presentation. Thousgh most was positive, I need to make a note to have less words on my presentation and ditch the note cards! I am proud of my growth as a public speaker and i hope to implement this skill into my future career.
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