Monday, August 22, 2011

Let's Go Global!

I'm excited to announce that for the next six weeks, I'm working with Verge Magazine on their Go Global Expos in Toronto, MontrĂ©al and Vancouver

Why so excited? Well, there's a couple of reasons:

1) I first found out about Youth Challenge International at the Go Global fair way back in 2005 (this was prior to Verge running the show in its current incarnation). After returning home completely overwhelmed with pamphlets, information and opportunities, I realized that my first overseas volunteer experience was going to become a reality. It was an amazing feeling.


2) The following year, I spent a weekend volunteering at the Go Global fair on behalf of YCI. (I also presented at the conference as a participant with CIDA's Youth Speakers program.) That's when I first met Tannis, Verge's co-founder. Although I've only met Tannis in person once since, she was the first person to give me a paid freelance opportunity. And to be honest, if it wasn't for that, I may have lost the confidence to continue pursuing my writing career.

3) While those two reasons demonstrate why it's very serendipitous in a way that I'm working on the Go Global Expo, here's the real reason I'm excited: this contract is going to pay for my upcoming trip to Geneva and London. (What can I say? I have a one-track mind.)

Want to pick your own adventure? The Go Global Expo is a great place to start:


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