leanora collett

How I got into The Wade Institute - Masters of Entrepreneurship program

Once upon a time, I was not an entrepreneur! WHAT!? 
Then I got accepted to attend The Wade Institute and my life changed.


If you haven't heard of The Wade Institute, what you need to know is that it's not just a degree. You walk out with a masters and a business too.

It's like 1.5 years of courses crammed into two semesters, summer + winter subjects and electives (internship). Which sets the scene for one of the most intense years of my life. 

Only this week did I write in my journal, I've never worked so hard in my life and yet I've never felt more alive. Mentally and emotionally stretching myself every day. Learning every day. When was the last time that you were truly learning every day? In most jobs, you learn for a while and then you just cruise. Not Wade. Not in my startup. Learning, learning, doing, learning, iterating. For me, it's a mixture of insane and amazing. 

If you are like me, you should take a chance on yourself. 

I saw the year as an experiment. I liked the idea of becoming my own boss, I liked my ideas and I decided to dip my toes. First I started by searching online, words like 'start my own business' and 'learn how to do business', which led me to an MBA. Then to 'entrepreneurship', where my only experience of the business was Shark Tank. Then I heard about 3DS - 3 Day Start Up, where you learn business essentials. I saw it as a risk-free way to learn if I am a business woman. I got in. I went. I loved it. 

Then I applied for the Masters of Entrepreneurship program. I got in. I moved from Sydney to Melbourne to pursue it. I am here and I LOVE IT.