“Endeavour helped me discover and develop team leadership skills.” April 6th, 2013
Written by Banu Raghuraman
Currently pursuing an MBA at INSEAD (Singapore, US, France, Abu Dhabi), Sweeny Chhabra volunteered as an Engagement Manager with Endeavour in Round 5, working with the charity Food for the Poor Canada. We reached out to find out how her experience with Endeavour has enriched her life.
How did Endeavour help prepare you for where you are today?
Endeavour helped me discover and develop team leadership skills. As an MBA student, leadership skills are invaluable and key to my professional development. Endeavour also provided me with the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals in Toronto who are also interested in giving back to the community. I continue to meet and come across Endeavour alumni in many parts of the world, both at INSEAD and beyond.
If you could give advice to young Endeavour participants, what advice would you give?
Take the opportunity to make new friends and learn from your fellow consultants and engagement managers. Each person will have something new to share with you about his or her work, their industry, and what makes them efficient. Keep in touch with individuals you meet through Endeavour and don’t be surprised if you end up becoming good friends with many of them!
How can Endeavour support you as an alumni going forward?
I really enjoy receiving updates from Endeavour through the newsletter. I am also interested in getting to know current Endeavour consultants and project managers. While I may not be in town, I would be more than happy to offer my support remotely, especially pertaining to client projects from industries I have worked in.
To read about more experiences from our past volunteers, click here