Pre-Departure Reflection

My goal for this internship is to learn to follow my passion. Art has always been an important part of my life, but for some reason I’ve been hesitant to pursue art. I am excited to meet all the people who work at MOCAD and DSO and learn about how their paths to their current positions. I am especially curious if any of them pursued non art-related degrees in college and still ended up working at art institutions. Researching the people working at MOCAD, I found that many of them managed to voice their personal values through their work, transforming work from a daily routine into something personally meaningful.

Meeting people currently in the field will help me explore different possible paths for myself, and meeting the other students on this trip will help me gain perspectives coming from students of different majors but with similar passions. Another expectation for this trip is to learn more about the Detroit area and different kinds of representations for this unique city.

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