Sadly I couldn’t come up with a good title for this post but I guess it was bound to happen since we have to post everyday.
Anyways this week has been off to a great start I believe I already mentioned in my blog post yesterday about the C++ courses we had yesterday but never got to mention what happened in the afternoon. We had a meeting with our mentors to already start showing us the machines we will be working with and they chose me to go first to work with John in the other lab with the FVM system. It wasn’t that bad at all to learn and I am a visual learner so the fact that it was a demonstration I just followed what he did and was able to figure it out completely! I felt so proud of myself for figuring it out so quickly. Then we got a little sidetracked and talked about 3D printing as a whole and when that happened he had mentioned to me about 3D printing in metal, ink, and even food! It was all seeming very interesting and he mentioned that if I wanted he could show me the lab upstairs where the 3D printers are. I know I love UX/UI design but I think I want to try to learn more about 3D modeling and printing since it seems so cool and id love to learn more about what you can really do with it and its applications.
Today however has already been super great. We had our first luncheon lecture and when I saw on the website that it was Eliot I was super excited to hear what he was going to talk to us about as he is someone (along with Stephen) that I really wanted to talk to just about everything from career choices, learning more about myself, finding what could be my job that I love someday as well as just getting some advice. I honestly felt super connected to his story throughout the lecture on what he had been thinking and experiences he had that I feel like are super similar to how I’m feeling now. He talked a lot about how he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, he thought he had a perfect idea of what job he wanted but then had a friend who basically got his dream job came back and told him about how he didn’t get to do what he thought, he was only working on a tinyy piece of the project that feels like you are barely contributing to a project and feel like what you are doing is so insignificant, etc. I feel that way, well actually I don’t want to feel that way once I get into a job. I feel like I could write an entire post about how I feel regarding this topic and maybe I will since it always feels like a lot to explain to everyone. I wont put all the details in here or my post would end up being a mile long but I just wanted to say that I really felt connected to Eliot and his past experiences as it relates a lot to what I’m going through now. I am excited to share my story and hopefully see if he can give me some advice.