Laila Albuquerque

Class of 2021 Fellow
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Melo experience

Do it with passion or not at all.

I never expected to bond with my teammates and mentors as much as I did, because as much as we were driven to decide on a project and develop it, we also became very concerned for each other and accommodating towards each others' ideologies. It was such a beautiful thing to be able to have these long discussions about the big and tiny details without fear of judgement,and the group dynamic we formed truly was a special thing to experience.

Interacting closely with my mentors and the various people they invited to our discussions gave me a comprehensive understand- ing and awareness of how business works, beyond what you learn in textbooks. I learnt what matters most in these high level discussions, and will always hope to get better at presenting my ideas in a way that connects with the people who are listening.