ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SHIVANK TAKSALI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Northeastern University | Massachusetts, United States | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

" I grateful to be a Millennium Fellow because I believe it can act as a launchpad to empower young people with a sense of agency and enable students to give themselves permission to become changemakers in their community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Entrepreneurs Club and how to be a game-changer in your community

Each and every one of you have a story. A story that gives you the power to affect lives. Set yourself up for opportunities that allow you to touch as many lives as possible. Embrace the uniqueness of your journey. Find your one in one. Trust your path because even if it doesn’t make sense now, you will only be able to connect the dots looking back. Do not take the path of least resistance. Go against the grain. Gain a sense of purpose and empower others to do so. Recognize your defining moments and share them with your network and the world. Someone, somewhere might just be influenced by it. Remember the moments that truly inspire you and bring you a sense of peace? Build habits like meditation and keeping a gratitude list to carry forward the inspiration and momentum across changing environments. You’re not just one in a million, you are one in one.

Problem: lack of safe spaces to incoming students to surface their stories and defining moments in their past that shape their thinking and who they are today.

Outcome: cultivate a greater sense of empathy between academic advising and incoming students (e.g. a student from Massachusetts 40min away and a student who gone through the traumatic experience of coming to Boston alone from Bahrain)

About the Millennium Fellow

Shivank is a fifth year International Business major with concentrations in Marketing and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Chinese. Over his journey with the NU Entrepreneurs Club, he has embodied the role of leading the marketing team and participated as a venture in the Husky Startup Challenge. Previously, he worked at Toast in Boston and Ashoka in Singapore. He is fresh off a year abroad in Asia and is interested in building a world where everyone is a changemaker.

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