First things first. My name is Shelby Nelson...a Junior in the land of the Norse (aka Luther College which you probably figured out because you are on our webpage) and a Communication Studies major Computer Science minor. I am was born and raised in Viva Las Vegas (so I am very happy to be going to my old stomping grounds) and hope to one day establish a satisfying and monumental career in advertising!
It is about a week before I head off to explore the innovative world of Seattle, Silicon Valley, and LA! Although I have had this program on my mind since the moment I was accepted, I figured it was about time I start documenting my thoughts to share with the world. I believe that similar to creating a bucket list while traveling through this journey called life, more specified bucket lists may be in order for more life changing mini-journies such as this J-term trip I am about to embark on! This being said, I have created a J-term bucket list that I will share with whomever may be taking time out of their busy schedule to read this blog post. So thank you and enjoy!
The J-term Bucket List of an Aspiring Entrepreneur
- Buy an array of professional outfits to impress any potential future employers.
- Create my own business card...I feel so grown up!
- Learn all I can about all of the companies we are visiting both big and small. Nothing is better than an informed audience. Note: not just standard Wikipedia stuff but what they are currently working on, their business mantras and overall goals.
- Ask at least two informed and sincere questions at each company.
- Try not to develop "Camera Eyes"--a term I made up for going somewhere and allowing your camera lens to replace your real eyes. Appreciate the moment!
- Don't be afraid to do things outside my comfort zone!...in other words. Don't chicken out if we go to Alcatraz.
- Go to the beach! Home sweet home.
- Get a souvenir from each place we go. Sorry bank account.
- Listen all the time! Don't let tour tiredness wear me down.
- Don't focus so much on the marketing side of things. Take on new perspectives even if they seem outside of your grasp of understanding.
- Get tan. I'll give it a shot.
- Blog every day about what I learned so I will never forget! And my lovely readers will learn.