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Month: May 2017

Project 5K Podcast: Focusing, Motivation, and Working harder vs Working Smarter with Manu Goswami (1/4)

Never miss out an opportunity because you think it’s too far out of your reach or you think it will never work. Near the end of March this year I decided to reach out to Manu Goswami, a man I look up to for advice on for getting started and focusing on the pain points that really matter.

For those of you who don’t know Swish, he is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, and a venture capitalist he is also a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 under 20 award.

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2017-2018 Executive Applications

We’re opening up applications for the 2017-2018 executive positions!

Project 5K is a non-profit, student run organization that helps students find meaningful volunteer opportunities, and teach them how to contribute back to the community.

Some of the stuff our executive team does:

  • Reach out to find new partners for volunteer opportunities
  • Find sponsorships to support our events and ongoing operations
  • Lead volunteers at events, making sure they have a great time
  • Plan our own events, like one where we brought 30 volunteers downtown to give sandwiches to the homeless
  • Design promotional posters and t-shirts
  • Document our events through photography and film
  • Interview and meet cool people (CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders) to create podcasts and blog posts, creating content that students would love
  • Manage technical services such as Mailchimp, EventBrite, and our website

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Project 5K Podcast: “Constantly Learning” with Newton Zheng (3/3)

This is the final part of the three-part interview series with Newton Zheng. Newton is a social entrepreneur currently in his 2nd year at the Commerce Program in Queen’s University. He’s a former national badminton champion, founder of 2 nonprofits, and runs his own web development and graphic design firm ePropel. His first non-profit Project 5K is a student-run organization dedicated to encouraging volunteerism and giving back to the community. His second non-profit is called SJMF Youth and raises money each year to travel to and build houses in the Dominican Republic. He’s also a super nice guy and good friend of mine. I actually interviewed him after he graciously let my friend Lucy and I room at his house on our visit to Queen’s (right before running out to catch a bus back to Toronto). I hope you enjoy!

In the final part of this series, Newton talks about his definition of success, his next big opportunity, and the need to constantly learn. Check it out! Read more

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