Oh. Hi again. It’s me, for the last time.
I got really lucky. Like Vedant, this opportunity came to me by chance. I got e-mail about the opportunity and within a week, I had responded to the opportunity, interviewed and gotten the job. Karen is really great at seeing how different pieces of the puzzle fit together – but I still don’t understand why she hired me though (just kidding).
Although I only worked at WEtech Alliance for the better part of three months, I had the chance to work on some pretty neat projects. The most impactful, in my opinion were the Gadget Guy contest, Social Media Day, the Windsor-Essex Entrepreneurial Spark Tour and the Youth Entrepreneurship Blog series (if you haven’t had a chance to see any of the entries yet, you can start here). The writing was the best part of my job and I plan to continue this writing using a few different websites I have started since I have left WEtech Alliance.
Working at the Downtown Business Accelerator was a privilege – the buzz in the air every day made me excited to come to work. Each day was different. I carried couches into the street, conducted mock interviews, wrote about real estate and was asked some very tough questions. This might seem awfully sales-y, but if you’re a student, you might want to consider the DeskUP program (Irek would be happy to give you more information). I knew I was in a great place when on my first day there was cake. Nothing beats cake. Except maybe cake and ice cream. Or ice cream cake.
I want to wish good luck to a few of the newer tenants that I didn’t get to know as well as some of the older tenants, namely the Windsor Express and MyWclub; good luck starting up in the Windsor area.
To the some of the parties I got to work with (like Teresa Piruzza’s office and the Small Business Centre), you were great collaborators. To Yvonne, Irek, Rob, Michelle, Deborah and Karen – thank you. Each of you had a different impact on me and hopefully I can bring that to all of my future jobs. Speaking of future jobs, I am typing this blog from my couch at my new apartment in London, ON. I took a job in Occupational Health and Environmental Safety at 3M. It’s a big leap for me, one that I couldn’t have made without WEtech. Wish me luck! And robots.