Sometimes it’s the smallest details that matter the most.
“When I did head counts, I had to be absolutely confident in the numbers,” explains Aileen, a Future Global Leaders Summer 2018 monitor and second-year criminology student.
A former Future Global Leader herself, Aileen was one of almost 40 monitors who were responsible for a large, diverse group of 15- to 18-year-old students from Canada and around the world. One of her students in particular stood out. “She wanted to come to UBC to study, but didn’t think she could because of her grades. I talked to her about ways she could change her study habits and perspective. She told me she would try harder and apply.”
Aileen’s experience as a monitor also broadened her own perspectives. “I learned to be open to possibilities, as well as open to diverse views and values. As a monitor, it was also important for me – and all the monitors – to be open to change and to trying new things, to taking the initiative.”
Best memory as a Student Live in Monitor for Future Global Leaders 2018:
“Working as a monitor this year made me realize how great Future Global Leaders is, and how amazing a supportive group of coworkers can be. It’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had.”