As I am still a few years from graduation and have little to no experience with design or production, I hope to gain experience with laser cutters, 3D printing and prototyping. I think 3D printers are very cool, so I am really excited to work with them this semester. In general, I hope to gain a better understanding of the entire design process from initial ideas all the way through to creating a final product. I also see the benefits in learning how to give a helpful critique, rather than simply criticizing a design based on what I don’t like.
I really have no idea what I want my first job to be since it is still a ways down the road for me and my interests have been changing rapidly. Last year I thought I wanted to be an Aerospace Engineer and now I’ve switched my major to TAM and am leaning much more towards design. Something I am fairly certain of, no matter what the job, is that I want my first job to allow me enough spare time to focus on my passions outside of work allowing me to pursue my long-term goals.
In the long run, I hope to be a business owner of a company that designs and produces products. Yeah, yeah I know that sounds very vague but at the moment vague is about as specific as I can be. In addition to this, I hope to be involved with my work in a hands-on manner, whatever it may be. I look forward to seeing what direction the next handful of years will lead me.