1. What does ESN mean to you?
It’s a place full of friends, which I cannot leave. It’s an opportunity to develop myself endlessly. A four-year adventure. An experience which has changed my personality, taught me confidence and helped me to believe in myself. A part of my life and all of my free time. My family.
2. How did your ESN adventure start?
Not easy! During the recruitment I didn’t know what I was getting myself into and what Erasmus was. Despite it, I got into it pretty quickly and had a chance to organise a first event (calloring in a senior home), recruit my friends and become a Sport Program Coordinator. All of this resulted in me attending ESN UPGRADE in Warsaw in 2015.
3. How did ESN change your life? Why have you joined it?
I missed German speaking people so I decided to join ESN. Soon I realised that I am a good project coordinator, section manager and big event organiser. How did it change me? I transitioned from being a shy girl into a confident one believing in her worth and abilities which I had gained in ESN. I discovered what makes me happy and what career path I should pursue. I couldn't not mention that now I have people to count on. ESN is one huge family.
4. If you were an ESN project, what would you be?
A project which is related to a word that some say I use to often - development, is the national ESN UPGRADE. I see no other option than choosing one of the most motivating, showing your career path integrating project for ESNers, especially that now I manage training sessions in ESN PL. As a participant of two conferences I had a chance to experience it. As a OC member I feel a huge dose of satisfaction and appreciation.
5. #FunFact about a life in ESN.
In ESN I lost 5 times, three times when I was applying for different positions in my local section and two times in the committees. Despite it, nothing lets me down. I try to show everyone how much I can achieve. It’s not over, watch out ;)!
6. Did you go on the Erasmus+ exchange? / What is the most interesting experience you had so far?
Unfortunately I didn’t have a chance to do that. During studies I fully devoted myself to ESN and internships like the one in DKMS.
7. What inspires and motivates you the most?
I have a hard time answering this question. I think I have a sack of motivation with me always. People that I hang out everyday inspire me to work harder, KOiPK society, ESN PL board and my local section ESN UKSW members as well. Another things that motivate me are: results of my work, compliments, people’s appreciation. I am sure that ESN in my main drive at all times.
8. Favourite place in the world?
I think I haven’t found that yet.
9. Did ESN help you discover some things you didn’t know you were good at?
Undoubtedly yes! The first would be organizational skills, the next #jestęgrafikę (pl. ‘i’m a graphic designer), then the ability to carry out training sessions, to motivate others and bringing them together. One day I’ll collect from ESN a suitcase (like the one you’ve seen me with in the conferencess) full of soft skills, hard skills, good and bad memories, friends, and experiences. All of that makes me want to develop myself more. I have nothing else to say, but - THANK YOU ESN!