While working for Geering Up, I have had the opportunity to work with the Local Events team to organize single-day workshops that engage kids and youth in STEM. Through this work term I have been able to see the importance of vision, communication, planning, teamwork, problem solving, and of course, a sense of humor when things go differently than anticipated. The flexibility in the role allowed me to go beyond my basic responsibilities and make the position my own. Because of this I was able to use my strengths and experiences, from both my courses and previous work terms, to take initiative on new projects and fill gaps. I also had the opportunity to assist with other projects within the organization including Pro-D teacher workshops and media development. I recognize the importance of being able to engage and educate the next generation and I am glad to contribute to Geering Up’s mission. I will take the many skills and lessons learned this term with me into my future career.