How recording 1 second of today can change your life
12.20.2019 Emily Su, Strategy Fellow
When I sit down to rewatch one of my videos, I am reminded once again of the incredible brevity of time. I've realized that both the ups and downs are always going to be present in my life, and thus can be vital learning experiences if reflected on properly.
Your 'greatest weakness' as a learning opportunity
04.24.2019 Kristine Yim, Strategy Fellow
I've learned that the best way to overcome my weakness is to put myself in uncomfortable circumstances that test my levels of confidence and familiarity. I have had a great deal of awkward conversations, churns in my stomach, and painful rejections, but as I challenged myself to keep going, I finally reached success.
Confidently lost: Feeling better about being unsure
10.15.2018 Melissa Guo, Design Fellow
To avoid burning out early, investing in activities that encourage exploring multiple interests at once is ideal. I joined Bear Studios, a student-run consulting firm that works with local St. Louis startups, as a design fellow. I found an intersection between business and the creative fields. I was able to test how to apply the concepts I learned in my art and design courses against a potential interest in business consulting.
If you consistently learn about yourself through self-reflection, open yourself to new ideas, take other people's perceptions less seriously, push your comfortable limits with challenging goals, and learn to embrace failure, then you are well on your way to achieving personal growth.
As a member of Bear Studios, a student-run strategy firm and LLC, I actively use the resources and knowledge that I can contribute at the time to add value to our clients' projects. I may not have all the answers, but that does not mean I should not leverage what I do know to make the biggest impact I can.
Bear Studios, TechArtista connect students and startups
11.01.2017 Lexi Jackson, Director
Bear Studios has formed several key strategic partnerships with WashU and St. Louis-area organizations, with a focus on organizations that share a similar mission and that have a strong sense of community.
Bear Studios takes student learning beyond case studies
10.25.2017 Tommy Elzinga, Strategy Fellow
Being able to build a relationship with the client and talk through ideas, refine others, and produce a finished product they were excited about, was incredibly rewarding. Seeing the development of skill and interests I'd picked up in the classroom and applying them directly to my extracurricular involvement excites me for future projects with Bear Studios.