I applied at a business school because I wanted to learn about the business side of doing good. I have more than a decade’s worth of experience working with nonprofits and advocacy groups until I stumbled upon the concept of social entrepreneurship in one of our projects. This sparked my curiosity and inspired me to pursue my own business.
I was an international student in Canada and I was away from everything that was familiar, my friends, my family, my home when the pandemic hit the country. It was during the lockdown when I felt isolated, I felt like I was missing out on a lot of opportunities because everything was online. I was scrolling on social media when I saw a post from Agility, talking about Trailblazing Program and how you don’t have to have experience to join. Most importantly, they encouraged everyone to join. I was hesitant at the beginning because I know how limited opportunities are for international students. But Agility made sure that everyone who wants to learn more about entrepreneurship felt welcome. And I’m glad I applied because everything I learned in class was complemented by the things I learned from Trailblazing.