GIRLS AT TRACK DELIVERED BY DHL & ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT
INDYCAR PORTLAND GRAND PRIX
Club Athena is important to me as it is an educational club for girls who are interested in STEM career paths in the future. Since I joined, it has provided me with an amazing platform to learn about various STREAM (science- tech – research – engineering – art – math) fields. I have been part of various spring intensives such as livery design, for the past year I have been training for racing sim esports, and I have talked to many influential people in the racing industry.
When I was given this opportunity I was ecstatic! Becoming an Athena Racing Spokeswoman opens so many doors. Just by preparing for the two INDYCAR Grand Prix, I have learned so much about public speaking, creating a resume, how to present yourself in front of others, as well as tricks of the trade. I learned about the importance of prepping before interviews and powerful language. I learned about resume building, having a condensed as well as extended resume. I learned about how facial expressions as well as body language play an impactful role in how a point gets across. I also learned about representing an organization and brand and how there are expectations on what you can say and what you can’t say. Overall, I have learned how to be presentable in front of others and project my thoughts and I know that is going to help me exponentially in my future endeavors.
With the help of the organization, I have learned so much about myself as well as built my overall image and learned how to present myself while building connections. Club Athena has also provided me with a supportive community. I have met so many kind people who are interested in seeing me succeed and grow. I am eager to lead this Club with confidence this year as the Student Advisory Board President and be part of this powerful community. I have found a home in this organization.