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Going to Timor-Leste with Project Everest is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The amount you grow personally and professionally is unimaginable. All the leadership team works tirelessly, and all their energy is put into moving the project forward, and helping you achieve goals to benefit communities less fortunate then your own.
It’s a bonus that you will meet friends for life on the trip, all trekkers are like minded and have the underlying goal of helping people and pushing each other to be the best they can possibly be.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re are doing arts, law or engineering, Project Everest is for everyone. It develops your confidence, communication skills and allows you to think of creative and practical ways to solve social issues. There are also many opportunities to stay connected post project, and highlights how much Project Everest cares about those involved with them.
So, if you like adventure, but need a little push, Project Everest is for you! Nick Kappos
The Project Everest leadership team is comprised of some of the most influential and capable leaders I have ever had the experience of working with. As a team, they strive for excellence and to reach the organisations overall goals, day by day. The ventures which they run are an experience of a lifetime with the opportunity to strengthen your skill set, whilst enabling you in fostering your own style of leadership through the resources provided.Ali Oliveri
I had the most incredible experience in country and was actually surprised about how much power I personally had on making the project happen, as a student you don’t get many opportunities like this. I found I was actually applying the things I had learnt at University to a real life situation to make an actual difference in a community.
If you’re looking for personal development or a chance to test yourself, I found this experience a great opportunity to do so. Living in a developing country for a month with lots of other University students is tough, and you’re going to hate it at times, but you’ll leave feeling accomplished if you put everything you had into it. Edwina Jones
We even have a number of our alumni who have gone on to use their experience with us to secure themselves a Grad position.
The results? Countless. When I walk into a job interview I don’t even know which story to tell first. Leadership, empathy, logistics, communication, future thinking. And that’s not even taking into account the hard skills.
I am now 5 months into a new job at an experience design agency in Sydney and whilst it is far removed technically from the work at PE there are so many parallels that I draw upon every day. My experiences drive me to achieve bigger things all the time and honestly if it weren’t for my PE experiences I seriously don’t think i’d be in the same place. Kai Faulkner
I have been able to provide a level of value, achieve some incredible goals and overcome challenges in my grad role beyond what I believe I ever could have prior to completing this leadership course. This program has provided me with skills and attributes that I will be able to carry with me and utilise throughout my entire career. Annika Netherton
From workshops and immersive training in Australia to project delivery in developing communities across the globe, Project Everest has imbued within me a true sense of self awareness, team efficiency and capability enhancement as both a team player and leader. On one level (the 5th level!) I dreamed to grow as an individual but starting the journey I could not comprehend the depth of this growth. Personal awareness on strengths and weaknesses, personality and the ability to lead only scratch the surface in the context of what I have gained from Project Everest.
Since my exposure to the success formula of the Project Everest experience, I’ve departed university with a degree in engineering and, more importantly, demonstrated capability in a demanding team environment as both a team player and leader. These traits have been key to both scoring a post-grad. placement and building an early career in Project Management in the Engineering sector. There are few engineering graduates who transfer directly from undergraduate positions into Project Management roles and with a great amount of luck and my foundation from PE I’ve had the great pleasure to work across multiple consultancy organisations. The key to my success begins with the innate skill of knowing that one doesn’t need to be all-knowing but have the right attitude to positively contribute to real-world applications. In the world of competitive engineering this is key and the strengthening of this culture stems from PE.
I discovered my passion for leadership with Project Everest. From Trekker through to Team Leader Training (TLT) and Senior Leadership Training my ability to effectively lead a multidisciplinary team has contributed to my ability to work across multi-million-dollar projects with technically demanding scope and a cultural and age-diverse team and deliver. That is invaluable! My ability to step up, whilst was hidden deep within, has been realised by my experience at PE. Living the values of PE with those who embody the passion and ability to achieve our dreams is remarkably empowering.
I cannot recommend Project Everest more to budding students seeking to benefit the world (and their own future). From the greatest butcher of the 21st Century (in the literature world) “The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.” – George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings. Don’t let fear or uncertainty stop you from making the most of this experience! Nick Kerr
These types of results & opportunities are only made possible through the training, support & dedication demonstrated by the Project Everest Team. Currently going through their Senior Leadership Training, where I prepare to act as a Group Leader, I have started to see monumental links between the training & opportunities offered and how they have impacted my life outside of PEV.
The first is the people side – the formation of my own leadership philosophy and development of a strong network throughout the PEV alumni. The second is the projects side – relating to all areas of business development, in particular, capital raising, strategy & planning, cash flow management, lean startup and growth hacking. The true magic of these things are evident through the opportunities and experiences that begin to emerge as a result. This has been evident with the development of my own startups and community initiatives – being able to draw from experiences & wisdom from the alumni network as well as career-oriented opportunities such as internships, grad programs and even a recent invitation to the P&G 3-Day intensive CEO Challenge.
In reflection, it is safe to say that without the transformational experiences I’ve had throughout my journey with Project Everest Ventures have greatly contributed to not only the person I am today – but the person I hope to be tomorrow. Alex Winiarski