Ashley Sambrook is a current third-year Bachelor of Commerce student who is the Co-Founder and President of the Rowe School of Business – Women in Business Association, and is the incoming President of the Dalhousie Commerce Society.
“Ten months ago I founded the Rowe School of Business – Women in Business Association with Hailey Tibbetts. I recognized the need for a group that empowers women in the Faculty of Management and took the initiative to set up the society. This role is what gave me the confidence to run for the Presidential position in the Dalhousie Commerce Society elections. I based my campaign on my initiative, involvement and aspirations for the future of the society. I am looking forward to an amazing term as President where I will focus on increasing first-year engagement, organizing more mentorship opportunities, and providing a community feeling for all Bachelor of Commerce students.
This summer, for my third co-op work term, I will be joining Emera Inc. as the HR Co-op Student. I have realized that my extra-curricular involvement has given me more confidence while interviewing with employers. I have heard a lot about transferable skills while at Dalhousie and I believe my involvement has been the best example for those tough questions. It is the perfect example of showing initiative, time management, and showcasing my personality!
To all first-year students, I hope you take advantage of every opportunity available to you to help discover your passion. Looking back at my first year, my biggest regret is not getting involved when I first had the chance. If you do not put yourself out there, you will never know what you are missing, and describing your society involvement in co-op interviews can be an amazing asset. I promise there is a society or organization that is the right fit for you!”