The most exciting part of my service with the Civic Engagement team is the opportunity to totally immerse myself in a project through the hands-on activities and the collaborations. For MLK Day, we were tasked with creating a mural on a school wall and I loved seeing all the volunteers from different career backgrounds come together for a common purpose. Connecting with the volunteers and listening to their life stories was and is a highlight for me. The program encourages us to network, build relationships and create authentic conversations.
I've also learned how to adapt to new situations, especially in a pandemic when a lot of event planning has gone virtual. Being part of this team has led me to self-growth. I've learned to become more patient, establish clearer communications, work on deadlines and be a better team player.