I am not an academic. I get easily frustrated with assignments and tests since I can never gauge how I did; I think my assignment is horrible and I get a good mark or I think I do well on a test and I end up just passing. I also don’t believe marks mean anything if you aren’t a well rounded human being.
This is why I will personally rave about the creation of INDEVOURS.
It originally started as a simple class project and in the past 4 years it has become so much more than that. We have become our own organization. I believe INDEVOURS is the best way to facilitate an NGO experience in a controlled setting. Many things have changed in the past years such as our mission statement and goals; however these thing are inevitable as our academic program changes from year to year.
My favourite part of INDEVOURS is that there is a tangible goal. Working hard to create an event and to ultimately raise funds and awareness is something that makes more sense to me than just receiving marks. I love the planning, the event process and the post-event evaluation work, I feel more productive than I have ever felt in school and its so fun! INDEV 303 and 403 have helped me create my own goals once I have graduated.
I think I always should have gone to college instead of university, so I’m going to try that next. I’d like to do a graduate diploma in marketing to eventually work for a non-profit. I used to think I was going to travel the world, live in rural areas and work with minority groups. But sometimes you have to be a little more realistic. I will travel and I will continue to do development based work in the future but through marketing and event planning manner. I don’t have many career goals past this since I still need to finish some schooling; but I when I’m asked what I want to do; I’ve come up with my response.
This year I’ve decided that my main goal in life is to be able to care for momma d when she retires. She has given so much time, money and love to me, that I want to be able to give that back to her eventually. The world changes, you change, careers change. But this my feature endeavour.