Sandra Ivanovska

Sandra Ivanovska

LBG Skopje

Coorganizer – EBEC Final 2016
PR Coordinator– EBEC Final 2017

What does EBEC mean to you?

I don’t think I could even begin describing what EBEC means to me, as it’s been by far the best experience of my life. However, if I had to sum it up I’d say it was a giant step out of my comfort zone and a healing process, as I came out in one, healthy piece on the other side.

When you look back at event, what are you most proud of?

I’m extremely proud of my teams – EBEC Team and Media Team and I’m also super proud of the organizers. I’m proud of the whole organization, as we showed the companies that a bunch of students armed only with endless passion, unyielding will, and everlasting motivation can do some pretty amazing things.

How did organizing EBEC Final helped your personal development?

Since crabs don’t grow the same way as other animals, they need to shed their shell. At the point where the shell is too small and starts to get uncomfortable, the crab sheds the shell as it has already outgrown it. The shell is the comfort zone, small and uncomfortable and I, most certainly, shed mine during EBEC Final. As an introverted person, I managed to stand in front of 160+ people and crack jokes into a megaphone while lining them up for a picture. In a way it was a catharsis as well, as I went through an emotional cleanse; meeting so many people and hearing so many stories and experiences…It’s a healing process. I haven’t been the same ever since I joined the project and that’s an excellent thing. I was thrown into the fire a couple of times at work but instead of burning up, I put out the fires because I had the experience from the amazing and immense EBEC Project. And you can’t grow like that at the faculty-or anywhere else for that matter- not even if you study for 10 long years. Life changing is what EBEC Final is, life-changing!

What is the most important thing you learned during the organization of EBEC Final?

Most importantly, I learned to trust myself and my abilities and believe in myself because I could do so much more than what I initially thought. I also learned to trust the process, let it happen and enjoy every second of it.