JDCW Involvement: 2013 Not-for-Profit, 2014 Co-Captain, 2016-2017 Coach
Amongst the majority of the university students, I was definitely one of many who questioned what JDC West was all about and whether or not it was an “exclusive club” filled with people who thought they were too good for the rest of us. This could not have been more inaccurate. During my two years competing in JDC West, I was fortunate enough to network and create relationships with not only my peers but with business leaders in many different industries. I gained a mentor from my first year, a job opportunity upon graduation and many life-long friends. I wholeheartedly believe that JDC West made the biggest impact on my success today and equipped me with the skills and confidence that I bring to my workplace every day.
Being shy in nature, JDC West definitely pushed me to my limits. It taught me to publicly speak, network, critically think and solve real life business problems under pressure. JDC West was hands down the highlight of my university experience and I can’t even imagine any other business student who joined saying any different.