I am writing this letter to provide a reference for Illuminate Vancouver’s National High School Business Conference. This event provided me with an opportunity to utilize and further improve upon our leadership abilities including formal communication, problem-solving, teamwork skills. Through being placed in an action-packed and time-restricting Concentra Challenge, it helped me improve upon my ability to work under pressure of time and competition. Thus, I have no hesitancy to recommend Illuminate NHBC to any student who is passionate about pursuing a future career in the business world.
Not only did this opportunity help us improve upon my time management abilities, but it also gave me a unique opportunity to network with many people who have been successful in their fields, giving us a deeper and informative insight into the industry. Aside, Illuminate’s meticulously planned workshops on three possible career paths in the business were highly useful in the fact it helped me discover that there are many sub-categories, each with a differentiating objective. During the beginning of the Case Competition, it was difficult to determine how my and I team would divide up the research, creation of our presentation and how we would be able to reach consensus with each other. However, Illuminate’s case competitions taught us how to work in order cohesively to represent ourselves as promising and professional delegates during the pitching session. Illuminate helped me learn to collaborate, trust and compromise with my teammates in order to successfully time manage and solve the given cases.
Ultimately, as a successful delegate that has completed NHBC x Vancouver 2018, I strongly recommend this conference to students who are hoping to learn vital skills used in the real business world and are ready to be inspired by accomplished business leaders in the industry.