I don’t believe that a single description for the best candidate for WGI exists. I believe, the most ideal candidates are those who complement one another and offer different perspectives. Those who have an open mind, willingness to learn, and ability to grow. I believe I possess these qualities to succeed in the internship.Over the past year, I spent my time working in all sorts of teams - from a siloed design team at Philips Lighting, to an autonomous, interdisciplinary team at Dossier Creative, to a completely remote team at Green Stone. So, I guess you could say I’m a team player. Throughout my experience, I’ve developed my interpersonal skills to work with various teammates and clients with empathy and care. I’ve grown confident to have my own voice and to participate in team meetings and work sessions.In 2017, I was fortunate enough to travel all around the Netherlands as part of dutchDesign, an undergraduate field school program by my university. As part of the program, I visited thirteen studios, interviewed various designers, and distilled the experience into a website ([2017.sfudutchdesign.ca](http://2017.sfudutchdesign.ca)). There, I saw the tremendous amount of passion that these designers have for what they do. I was challenged by their stories to redefine my own notions of art and design. As a designer, I learned that it’s this diversity of people and thought that allows for growth.I started the following year packing my bags and moving to Europe for an internship, where I adopted a completely new way of living and working. Coming from a place where everyone is stereotypically polite, I was shocked by the bluntness of my Dutch coworkers. I learned to be adaptable with any interaction. This experience, however, is not entirely new. Growing up, I’ve always learned how to adapt to new environments. As an immigrant, I’ve learned to immerse myself in a new culture. Switching into a completely different major has led me to embrace pivots and stay nimble. I pride myself on not being afraid to try new things and being vulnerable, as it’s often where the most interesting work comes from.My values, skills, and experience seamlessly aligns with the World’s Greatest Internship. My background includes corporate, agency, and freelance design experience, with a history of crafting print, interactive, and digital design projects. I am backed by my proficiencies in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and Principle and a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Arts and Technology. Branding, photography, user experience, and visual design form my core competencies. What sets me apart is my ability to cross disciplines, which I believe is the true test for a creative in today’s fast paced world.