Traverse – The Ultimate Dilemma Solver
Traverse – The ultimate dilemma solver.
For those of you who haven’t started your college experience yet, and think that college is only about jamming your heads with books and a Hollywood like social life; this article is for you. There is a variety of student activities that you can indulge in, that can aid in skill development and character building that you might miss out on. The solution is right here in front of you. Mark your calendars, young ladies and gentlemen, this is one event you don’t want to miss. The 5th of November at the British University in Egypt (BUE) will host a life determining experience that is mandatory for your future planning. iSpark is opening its doors to give you an insight about the different career options you would like to pursue.
iSpark started their action back in 2015 with an aim to set guiding paths for the young generation. Their first project, ‘Metanoia,’ targeted high school students and provided them with opportunities to experience a real time college experience during their summer vacation. About 400 students tried several internship programs kindly hosted by educational pioneers, the British University in Egypt (BUE) and the German University in Cairo (GUC). Furthermore, college students were given several summer job options to gain experience in their post graduate life.
Their first success story is what led them to take this step and create the Traverse event. The literal meaning of the word “traverse” is to travel through the unknown, which is quite symbolic of the decision high school students have to make. Traverse aims to provide the essential guidance for those young adults, all in one place under the recommended supervision. Information about the various extra-curricular activities an individual can make use of in their college experience will be generously provided. Students who do not have a background about these experiences often fail to see the extent of their essentiality in their fore-coming professional life. The skills and personality traits developed through these minor quests are considered golden standards. Let that be in the form of communication, presentation, negotiation, you name it; it’ll always offer an extra edge in the increasingly competitive job market. Co-founder of iSpark stated, “Why not have annual conferences that connect all students in Egypt with all extracurricular activities that can provide them with different experiences? Extracurricular activities have become one of the deal breakers for many employers nowadays and it’s a clear indicator if one’s character is well developed. Starting this while you’re still in high school will help you grow faster and aim higher.”
The question now is, how will this happen? Well, the Traverse team has done a great job landing several NGO’s (non-governmental organization) that have a commendable and reputable calibre to provide students with a vast platform in different areas of interest. This includes the Hiking club, ICGE, Entrepreneurs’ Society, Arcadia, Artkhana, Inspire, TIQ, Arabesque, Cimal, TedXyouth, ISLC, FabLab, AYB, HarrassMap, Hope Academy, in addition to a big variety of SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and Multinationals.
Finally, all of us are aware that it is quite a bummer that we have to make such a crucial choice about our professional life at such a young and confused stage. We definitely, need all the guidance and advice that can be provided to lead the right path. So why go far? Traverse has facilitated and tailored this experience for you. Don’t miss out on something that could have a capability of enhancing your future.