Intelligence may be power, but knowledge is the key to that power. I recognized this as I spoke with a few friends about future career plans; all of us with future entrepreneurship plans. Unlike my friends, I had different insight into the entrepreneurship community through my experience with iMADdu and the knowledge that I gained through my time at iMADdu set me apart from them.
My friends are intelligent people, however they have only had experience with bigger businesses and have not stepped foot into the small business and entrepreneurship community. Therefore, the knowledge that I had was power. I could share some experiences that I have had, but the actual knowledge gained through experience is much stronger. Regardless of my experience with iMADdu, I was still timid about my future career plans. Through talking with my friends though, I realized that I shouldn’t be. I still have much to learn, but the Student Apprenticeship Program was a massive stepping stone.
I always knew learning through experience was important. I also knew that experience was imperative to education. To be honest though, I didn’t see myself growing that much. I have never been one to compare myself to others, but this one time I realized that my experience has really set my apart and it is something that my friends cannot and will not be able to fully understand without experiencing for themselves. Luckily, I am one step ahead.
I still have so much to learn, but I am grateful that I have learned what I have so far through iMADdu.