“Stop worrying about the next part of your life because you’re right in the middle of what you used to look forward to.” Meet Beedie Luminary Lisa Tran
What is your field of study and why does it interest you?
Bachelor of Business Administration, with an intended concentration in accounting and marketing. My interest in business dates back to my years in high school after I participated in several entrepreneurial and case competitions. I quickly fell in love with how applicable business is to our everyday life, so I knew I wanted to continue to learn and explore the different sectors of business in post-secondary.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
One of the best pieces of advice I received was to “stop worrying about the next part of your life because you’re right in the middle of what you used to look forward to”.
What would you name the autobiography of your life?
I would name my autobiography “Crossroads” since I am faced with decisions to make on a daily basis. These roads also resemble unfamiliar pathways and tough decisions that I had to make in the past, but it has also led me to where I am today. This suggests that the journey doesn’t end or stop since I still have a long way to go to achieve my goals.
Do you have a motto or personal mantra?
“What if it can turn out better than you could ever imagine?”
What was the last experience that made you a better person?
The last non-profit organization that I co-founded with my friend, called Sprout-Save-Share. This has pushed me to get past my comfort zone and continue to do what I love, which is giving back to my community by helping others. I have continued to take an active role in my community with my involvement on campus.
What is something you learned in the last week?
I learned a new study technique, called “active recall” while studying for my economics midterm. I believe it is possible to “study smarter, not harder”, so this year, I have been exploring different study methods. Especially with the transition back to in-person classes, I think it is important to be flexible and open to finding a study technique that works best for you.
What’s the most important trend you see today?
Mental health awareness. Over the years, I have seen more publicity on the importance of mental health awareness through organized fundraisers and educational campaigns on social media. Especially during the times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for people to know where they can seek help. As students, it is also important to take care of yourself, such as taking frequent breaks and getting enough sleep, to prevent burnout.
Who inspires you and why?
I don’t think I can pinpoint a specific individual I look up to since I am constantly inspired by the people I meet in my community. Ever since I entered university, I have developed and maintained meaningful relationships with my professors, T.A, and peers. I am inspired by each of these individuals in so many different ways, so I don’t like to limit my scope by drawing inspiration from just a single person.
What would people be surprised to find out about you?
I enjoy staying active and doing outdoor activities. During colder weather, I enjoy snowboarding and skiing, and during warmer weather, I like to go hiking and camping with my friends.
What is your favourite thing about being a part of Beedie Luminaries?
My favorite thing about being part of Beedie Luminaries is being surrounded by such a supportive and positive community. There are no words that can describe the memories and relationships that I have developed since joining in 2020. Every person that I have met carries such a special and unique trait which is what I think makes being a part of Beedie Luminaries so amazing.Back To Top