A: Really excited of course, not just because of the scholarship but also because of the networking opportunities that are about to open up.
A: I see it as a great honour to be selected as one of the 34 because there was such a large pool of candidates initially. It opens up a whole new set of opportunities - whether this is through the Loran network, mentorship program or internships.
A: I’m moving ahead with a career path in entrepreneurship. I plan to study Electrical and Computer Engineering with the possibility of completing an MBA after that. One thing I want to do more of is community outreach related to STEM and helping students get into roles and situations where they can flourish, like SHAD. The STEM exposure at SHAD helped me earn the scholarship, and I want to pass on my experience to encourage others to feel the same confidence.
A: Not only was I able to say I was a SHAD Fellow - which is now recognizable in the community - but in the interviews I was able to share my teamwork experience and communication skills, all of which I strengthened during my time at SHAD.
A: SHAD helped me gain business knowledge and skills I was lacking and reaffirmed my decision to pursue a career path in innovation and business. I know I will always have the SHAD network to rely upon when I need it.
A: It says something really great about the SHAD program. It shows how well it acts as a preparatory program for the future. It shows the high caliber of the program towards prepping students to achieve large scholarships such as the Loran Award and others.