As a rising senior Business Management major in the Berry College Campbell School of Business, I thought that a challenge sounded like fun, so when I saw the e-mails circulating campus about a “3D Printing” course, I knew I wanted to take it. The e-mails advertised the course as “one of a kind”, “something new,” and “for everyone/anyone.” I liked the idea of being in a “first ever” class at Berry and I really liked the idea of learning something new – I’d never been great in math, drawing, art, or anything else of that nature, so I knew it would be challenging (and that was a little exciting since I was running out of time for new things at Berry).
I could not be more satisfied with my decision to take BUS 358 – Innovation, Design, and Prototyping. Sure, the class showed me a lot of things I’m not so good at (technical design) but it also opened my eyes to things that I could be good at. It opened my eyes to the awesome things that other people are good at and to so many other things that really just “blew my mind.” If it wasn’t something a classmate did, it was something I learned about while doing research on 3D printing or CAD Design for class. Even if I did have a hard time figuring out the technologies and the design concepts, I enjoyed challenging myself and learning as much as I could about the course and its concepts.
I hope that this blog will serve as a testament to what I DID learn, what I DID try, and what I saw/heard/read that amazed me and, literally, “blew my mind,” and all that which I likely would not have encountered had it not been for my decision to give BUS 358 – Innovation, Design, and Prototyping a try.