Sydney Wolff SS’14, ’15, a freshman at Ohio University, gave a 10-minute presentation before more than 150 corporate partners at Ohio University’s Schey Sales Centre during the 19th annual Sales Symposium.
Wolff recently won a public speaking competition sponsored by the center. The top three finishers gave their talks at the symposium. Earlier this fall, she was elected to join the Schey Sales Centre after a rigorous interview and application process. She was one of just eight freshmen invited to join the program of 300 students.
Her presentation was “Leadership from the Top. . . of a Horse,” and it covered her horsemanship experiences at Culver Summer Schools & Camps. Wolff attended Culver Girls Academy her junior and senior years. She is now on the equestrian team at Ohio University.
“I was offered internships on the spot from a number of different companies and the entire experience was honestly a dream come true,” she said. “It all made me realize how lucky I was to have experiences like I did at Culver.
“I knew that I could stand up and be confident,” Wolff said, because of her Harkness discussions in Emily Uebler’s Humanities classes. And the opportunities to speak at the all-school meetings “helped me develop a sense of stage presence. If it wasn’t for some of those opportunities, I’m not sure that I would have done as well.”