The pitching was a pretty exciting thing. Public speaking is something people get nervous about but everyone did well in communicating their ideas and presenting themselves as a speaker. I thought a lot of students had some really interesting topics that I would really be down to support. Topics ranged anywhere from global politics to helping students out at the grassroots levels. Some topics, like the online book club, I legit believed could be a popular website that I would visit myself. Other topics seemed a little less researched and developed but the students still seemed passionate and that’s what is important.
If my project, Artists Algora were to ever be developed I would love for it to be a Columbia network for students to realistically learn about the industries their going to enter from similar standpoints, not a Columbia brochure (not saying Columbia isn’t extremely helpful) but just to get kids to build confidence. I think a live discussion about how to advance in Chicago with a diploma is what students need, and grads alike to help those who have similar dreams.