In this class, I expected a learning experience where I would be in a sit-down classroom, in the traditional sense or class. Instead, I have been participating in a much much different activity. I have been put in a group where we learned while we built up an imaginary product.
For my group, we have decided on putting up a pair of glasses that could instantly stream everything it saw to a database on the internet. The design would be simple, a pair of glasses, maybe prescription, maybe not, maybe a pair of sunglasses, maybe not, and a small camera in the middle of the lens that did not appear to be there. My group decided that it would be used as “spy tech” or as a tool to be used by those who need to note everything that they see in a methodical way.
Our entrepreneurship class revolves around learning on the go. So far, we have learned why branding is important, how important it is to keep employees happy, the reason for customer service, and how to think of new ideas. This class has kept me on my toes, as we constantly need a stream of new ideas. Our teacher has challenged us to become adults and think on our own. He has also told us that the reason for creating this class occured when he was in a conversation with a college recruiter who had said that colleges wanted people who were different, who were not normal, who had done something that no one else had done, like create a business…
From there the class was created and from my last 5 sessions this week, I have learned so much about the world of business. At the end of next week, we are supposed to pitch our idea in front of the class. Seeing how my public speaking skills are not exactly above par, I’m nervous. I’m also nervous of the criticism that my teacher has said is a large part of the final project. I’m scared of it, but for now, I’m still confident that we will be able to do all the work that is required for making a good project and a good product.
Until next time,
June 9, 2012