This week marks the eleventh week since I started here at Vigilant. Where is the time going? It feels like just yesterday that I was meeting the team and getting settled in. As ever, it’s always exciting to be immersed within the Vigilant world. So here’s a little update on life at Vigilant.
Firstly, planning and fundraising are well underway for Exile Island 2016, which Vigilant has undertaken again this year. For those of you who might not know, Exile Island is an event in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation where teams raise money and grant a child’s wish! Not only are the events and things we’ve got planned fun for all, but it’s wonderful to see the whole team getting involved. Another one of our Co-op students has devoted her fundraising to arranging some cupcake events, the next of which will take place for easter, so for anyone who purchased a box, we greatly appreciate it! It’s very exciting to be involved with such a great cause, and it just goes to show that Vigilant is much more than just a place to work.
Secondly, when I first started my work term, I was given a long list of books on various business topics to read by the end of my term. Or rather, as fast as I could get them done. I have always been looking to read books of this nature but I never really knew where to start. I should say that, although they are of business nature, they are also aimed to help you grow and improve as a person. I believe that Vigilant cultivates an environment for everyone to learn and improve both within the realm of their position and also as an individual. For me, these books have done just that. As for an update on this, i’ve got two books on the list left to read, and I can say that although the list might be coming to an end, i’ll always be looking to add another. And If you’re ever looking for some new reading material, authors like Patrick Lencioni and Simon Sinek are a great place to start!
Finally, when the time does come to move on from this position and return to classes, I know that I won’t be ready to leave. When sitting in class, time slowly ticks by, and I mean slooooowly… whereas here, time flies. And I know it's cliche, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun!