The Butterfly Effect
Wed 20 January 2021
I am a firm believer in the butterfly effect. A butterfly fapping its wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world.
When my disability hit at its peak, everything collapsed.
I felt like I had to rebuild my life from scratch. From the basic building blocks.
I was worried about my future... about my career direction... whether I would be able to find a role after graduation... about the impact that my condition would have on me. As I began to recover, I felt lost.
I’d heard about Stepping Into but for some reason it took me 8 months to finally apply… it was for the Winter 2020 program. I remember thinking: ‘Wow. This is perfect. If I get this, it will be the dream!’
When COVID hit, I decided to apply anyways, having the expectation that it may not be able to run. One day I received an email. Not only had the program not been cancelled but I was shortlisted.
I was elated! And I did a proud victory dance.
I then spent many weeks researching and preparing for the interview.
I wanted to nail it. I wanted it so bad.
When my supervisor called telling me I had been successful…
I was… speechless.
I did another victory dance.
Stepping Into was an experience I’m bound to remember for the rest of my life… I had the most accommodating, encouraging and lovely supervisor. I had the opportunity to get a glimpse of my dream job. I had the most spectacular team to work with.
Sponsoring an intern like me will have an enormous impact. If you’re considering being an employer for the Stepping Into program, I strongly encourage you to. It only takes one butterfly.
Thanks to the Stepping Into intern who wrote to us about her experience of the program.