As we promote youth and entrepreneurship, we are featuring entrepreneurial student leaders showcasing how each one has made an impact on their community across North America. In this blog, Dr. Yvonne Wang shares how she has made an impact in the entrepreneurial community in Edmonton.
How did your experience with The Marketing Society contribute to you realizing your career goals?
The Marketing Society has allowed me to enhance my knowledge of the marketing industry while also making an impact at NYU Stern. I always enjoy finding great speakers for our events, mentoring underclassmen, and working with both fellow students and administration to make the club possible. This opportunity has acted as a sandbox, allowing me to hone my leadership, communications, and entrepreneurship skills, three things I will carry with me in my marketing career.
What is one piece of advice you have to students getting into entrepreneurship?
My biggest piece of advice would be to “Don’t be Afraid To Take Risks.” Too many students are afraid to start their own organizations, run clubs, or take any sort of leadership initiatives while at school. College is the best time to fail; you won’t lose your life savings, just a small bit of time and effort. Also find other students that are passionate like you. When you work with others that share your vision, anything is possible.
What are some of the skills that you have gained being involved on campus that you feel are transferable to your career?
One of the main skills I have learned is the importance of effective communication. As a club leader, I’ve had the opportunity to present to faculty, cold call potential speakers, and engage alumni to become more involved. No matter where I end up, I know my experience with Marketing Society will give me a leg up.
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