Hey everyone! My name is Jana Abdulbaki and I am a grade 10 student attending Woburn CI. Today, I had the most amazing opportunity to attend the National High School Business Conference. Before attending the conference, I would always complain about how I found business to be a very boring topic/line of work and that I did not have any interest in it, but did not know what I wanted to be when I grow up. My friend, however, encouraged me to join her in the conference and have an open mind about the topic. Agreeing to join her was one of the best decisions I had ever made, because being surrounded by people my age who were just as lost in what they want to do in the future really made it feel like a safe space, not to mention all the nice and friendly people I met along the way.
I learned so many new things about business/the different branches of business and I can most definitely say that this conference changed the way I view the entire topic, in the most positive way. The topic of business is not as easy as it sounds. Lots of thought and effort goes into being anything business-related and that is what everyone in the conference helped me see. If you get the chance to be a part of any upcoming conferences Illuminate Universe hosts, I strongly recommend that you take the opportunity because I guarantee that you will not regret it.