250 words or less

another scholarship submission. task: describe your career ambitions in 250 words or less.

As a teenager, I was diagnosed with Scoliosis and underwent spinal fusion surgery; steel rods were implanted from my neck to my tailbone.  I’ve spent years adjusting to the changes in my body, as a result I’ve learned a lot about health, wellness, and helping others through hard situations. I have always wanted to utilize my compassion for others in the corporate world.  During my first few years of university, I discovered that my passion is Human Resources (HR).  My ambition is to work as an international HR practitioner in the area of Health & Wellness, focusing on medical accommodations in the workplace. 

I have taken numerous steps to achieve this goal.  As a Bachelor of Management student at the University of Lethbridge, I have had the opportunity to develop my knowledge of workplace diversity and managing responsibly in a global environment.  As the Healthy Workplace Coordinator in a large organization, I have been able to adapt wellness programs to individual needs, coordinate fitness programming, and encourage employees to participate in health challenges.  I am also on the Board of Directors for Junior Chamber International (JCI) where I’ve won awards at the local and international level for outstanding contribution to the organization.  Through JCI travel opportunities, I have been able to build an international network of respected business colleagues.  Upon graduation, I plan to secure employment abroad in my chosen discipline where I will continue to be leader in Health & Wellness. 

after looking out last years winners, i’d say i have a great chance. i’ll know mid-june! stay tuned!

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