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Carve out your Unique Path

By Oriana Santana

Disclaimer: The views are those of the author's alone and do not represent the views of UNA-Canada.

If you had told me about a year ago that I would be one of the few young Canadians to be selected to join the 5th cohort of UNA-Canada’s International Youth Internship Programme (IYIP) and become one of the 24 chosen to become Junior Professional Consultants, I’m not sure if I would have believed you.

A year ago, I was still completing my degree and was hesitant about what was next. Some of my friends were applying to continue their studies, and others had already found employment. When thinking about graduation, instead of looking at it as a start of endless possibilities, I was afraid of what followed… the unknown.

Embracing the Unknown

When I became part of the Carleton Alumni, many were asking me "what's next?"

JPC Oriana at her recent Carleton University Graduation