As the 2nd place winner of the 2021 Gap Years Fair Scholarship by Go Overseas, I decided to use the $5,000 scholarship to enroll in the online course "Foundations in Sustainable Entreprenuership" (along with funding my first year in business as a Global Education DEI Specialist and Content Creator and investing in equipment to expand my content creation).
The course was so awesome and was made up of four other courses:
- GVI Careers in Sustainable Development:
where I learned the basics about choosing a career path that aligns with my values and mission, along with personal branding & marketing
- GVI Impact Measurement:
where I learned about the importance of measuring social and environmental impact in business and the theories behind how to measure that impact
- GVI Leading Teams for Impact:
where I learned about how to implement impact measurement in a team setting and the tools needed to keep teams on their toes on measuring impact
- GVI Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing:
where I learned about the behavioral science behind social entrepreneurs, creating impact, and how to find investors who are aligned with your mission to invest in your business or organization
I gained so much from all of these courses as an entrepreneur in my first year in business and know that I will carry the lessons and tools I learned from these courses with me for life.
Also, I took these courses virtually, amidst the pandemic, and got contracted covid myself while I was taking the courses. Luckily for me, I had an amazing support team from GVI who helped me along the way - thank you Tami!
What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
My most nerve-wracking moment was having contracted covid during my course enrollment and working hard every day after my recovery to catch up with my coursework. Luckily, I received an extension to complete my coursework! However, just as I was about done, I mixed up the deadlines and was actually one day late.
Out of pure kindness, my course coordinator, Tami, honored my coursework and I was able to receive my certification of completeness after all the hard work I put in to complete all 4 courses in the program.
Thank you, Tami!