Unlocking Opportunities and Growth: The Value of Working at The Garage

A student aide reflects on her time at The Garage
The Garage
Aug 28, 2023
A staff member at The Garage sits at the front desk which displays the Garage logo.

A student aide reflects on her time at The Garage

By: Dani Savin

As a student aide at The Garage, I have had the privilege of witnessing firsthand the transformative power of hands-on experience and active involvement. The Garage isn’t just a physical space; it’s a community that fosters creativity, cultivates skills, and propels students towards their entrepreneurial dreams.

Here, the air is charged with an entrepreneurial spirit that ignites creativity and encourages students to think beyond the conventional. As a student aide, I’ve had the honor of being surrounded by diverse minds driven by innovation. This environment provides an excellent hotbed for those who aspire to become entrepreneurs.

One of the most significant advantages of working at The Garage is the hands-on experience it offers. Instead of passively working, I actively participated in the execution of events that shape the entrepreneurial landscape in The Garage.

The Garage acts as a magnet for talented and passionate individuals from various disciplines. Working here enabled me to connect with link-minded peers, mentors, alumni, and professionals who share my enthusiasm for innovation. These connections can open doors to collaboration, partnerships, and even future career opportunities. The Garage’s network extends beyond the university, giving students like me exposure to the border entrepreneurial ecosystem.

As a student aide at The Garage, I’ve honed a range of skills that are highly sought after in today’s dynamic job market. Whether it’s project management, event planning, public speaking, or even leadership, the experiences gained while working here significantly enhanced my skills. These skills aren’t limited to entrepreneurship – they are transferable to every field and industry.

The Garage is not just a place to work; it’s a space where you can take the reins and lead. This summer, I’ve had the opportunity to initiate and execute my ideas, leading projects and events that aligned with my interests. This empowerment has been invaluable to building my confidence and refining my leadership abilities.

By working at The Garage, I have had the privilege of experiencing the magic that happens when driven individuals come together to innovate, create, and inspire. The value of working and getting involved at The Garage extends far beyond just a job – it’s an investment in your personal and professional growth, a chance to shape your own path, and an opportunity to leave a lasting impact. So, if you’re looking for a place where your ideas can flourish, your skills can grow, and your entrepreneurial spirit can thrive, The Garage is the place to be.

Dani is an incoming freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying Journalism and RTVF at the The College of Letters and Sciences. Dani joined the team at The Garage to help facilitate the 2023 Jumpstart Pre-Accelerator summer program, working as a key pillar of the community to assist in daily operations and event execution, curate content for digital, print, and video publication, and strengthen community bonds.

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