The Possible Woman Foundation International (PWFI) provides education, experience and opportunities for women to create a better world for herself, her family and the world around her. The foundation offers scholarship to women leaders of tomorrow who pursue non-traditional roles and occupations, and to connect them with women trailblazers and mentors in these challenging and diverse careers. Selected institutions in Georgia are invited to nominate students every year. This year, one winner of the scholarship is junior IAML student, Victoria Wall. She shared a bit about her career aspirations and how winning this scholarship from PWFI helps to advance her goals.
Victoria Wall is a third year student working towards an International Affairs and Modern Language (Japanese) major along with a certificate in Scenarios, Models and Military Games. Following graduation she aims for a career in service, namely with the federal government in diplomatic and foreign policy endeavors. Victoria has repeatedly demonstrated her leadership skills as Resident Hall Association President her freshman year as well as leadership roles with the marching band, the band service fraternity, and Sigma Iota Rho. Outside of her academic success Victoria has also studies abroad in Japan and is involved in the Atlanta Humane Society. We asked her several questions about her experience with the Possible Woman Foundation:
1. Tell us your impression of the Possible Woman Foundation.
The Possible Woman Foundation is truly a unique organization. They aren’t about just giving away scholarships but rather seeing your true potential and providing a mentor that can take help you reach for the stars.
2. Have you been paired with a mentor? What is that relationship like?
I just met my mentor the other night at the scholarship reception. She is an Emory alum and her husband graduated from Tech. We seem to have really similar personalities and I look forward to working with her this year.
3. What goals has winning this scholarship facilitated for you?
The scholarship has reminded me that I do have such great potential to achieve whatever I want. While my exact plans aren’t set yet, I know that I can get there if I work hard and stay persistent.
4. What suggestions would you have for future nominees in the process?
Be yourself. I know it sounds cliche but this organization isn’t expecting you to be perfect or have the “right” answers to their questions. They want to get to know you as a person.
5. Anything further you’d like to add?
I look forward to seeing what this next year has in store for myself and the Possible Woman Foundation.
Learn more about the 2014 PWFI scholars at: http://possiblewomanfoundationinternational.org/foundation-news/possible-woman-foundation-recognizes-2014-scholars/. Contact Stephanie Jackson to learn more about the PWFI call for nominations.