When I was little, my dad worked at a consulting firm. He was in a project management role and worked with designers, business analysts, and information architects. It was my first exposure to this area of the working world and I realized that it could be an area of interest to me.
Flash forward 8 years – I’m a senior in high school and looking for somewhere to intern for my senior project. I was brainstorming ideas with my dad and he suggested his old friends that were now working at Think Brownstone. Right away I thought it was a perfect idea. They would be a fun group of people to spend time with and I’d always been interested in the problem solving and usability part of business.
So I started my internship. I sat in on all types of different meetings – everything from insurance companies to non-profit organizations. Most of the time the meetings were long and pretty confusing, but it helped me learn a lot more about what Think Brownstone is all about. I learned that they are basically problem solvers, and they apply the design process to almost any business problem.
This opportunity has taught me a great deal about this really interesting type of work and I want to learn more. Overall, it was a really good experience!