Student Stories

  • "I learned the most valuable concept in life: following through"

    I was part of Take a Hike back in 2000, the very first class of students. The activities challenged me on an emotional level. The program increased my confidence and leadership abilities. It taught me to be assertive and confident. In TAH I achieved more than I thought possible and it taught me to set higher goals in my life.

    I went on to pursue a bachelor degree at the UBC Sauder School of Business in Commerce, with a minor in Psychology, and made the dean’s honour roll. TAH taught me to pursue my goals, and most importantly follow through. Probably the most valuable thing I learned in my life was the concept of “following through” at TAH.

    Following university graduation, I worked as a transportation specialist handling outbound ocean container freight. It was a rewarding start to my career. At present I am caring for my eight-month-old son, but plan to get back into the field of supply chain management when I return to work.

    — Amanda, Alumni @Vancouver

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