This blog post will be the first blog post to really show off my some-what “creative” side. As a business major, I don’t really get to work with my creativity as much as I’d like, so whenever I get the opportunity to make something as creative / innovative as possible – I jump at the chance.
First and foremost, like I’ve been talking about a lot this first semester, I am taking the “Freshman Business Experience,” or FBE for short. It’s an introductory class and overviews all of the majors within the College of Business in order to give students a feel as to what each individualized major is like, and you actually get the opportunity to put each major to use when writing a 15 page, yes, 15 page business plan.
Long story short, the theme this year was based all around the “fitness” industry, and my team decided to expand and do animal fitness. We came up with an idea of a pet fitness/wellness center, and we were required to make a 2 minute pitch to “pitch” our idea at a panel of judges in order to attempt to get funding (not real funding, though), so I decided to make a video and here it is!
It’s not really the greatest, but I’m also a business major so please keep in mind that design is not my major. The class was great overall, and it’s made me decide to pursue International Business as a major with double major of Marketing. I do plan on declaring my major when coming back from winter break, which starts for me next Tuesday! I’m incredibly excited, as I’m sure everyone else is as well!
Today I had my “Get Real” business experience, which is a core part of Butler’s College of Business‘s curriculum. Like I explained in my previous post, it’s an all day event (9-4 to be exact) consisting of high ropes (38 feet high in the air, actually) and low ropes courses meant to challenge the participant physically, emotionally, and mentally…and let me be the first to tell you, it does. I never thought I had a few of heights, but when it comes to being almost 40 feet above ground and just attached to a wire- I definitely do.
The most challenging/exhilarating/best all around activity was definitely the “Breathtaker Swing,” which does exactly as the name says it would. You’re attached to a cable wire that hangs in the center of the course, and you’re sitting on the edge of a platform (once again 40 feet above ground) and yeah…you can predict what happens next. You’re supposed to slide off of the edge of the platform, which you drop down incredibly fast and you swing back and forth until you’ve stopped and they unhook your “claws,” which is what you’re attached to, and then you’re back on the ground. Needless to say, it definitely gave me and everyone else that participated an adrenaline rush.
When I toured Butler, I knew that the College of Business hosted such an event, but I didn’t realize how life changing it was. It sounds incredibly cheesy, but between the two events I feel a new trust/bond with everyone that was in my group for the day, and I also learned a lot by myself. I definitely recommend checking out one of the the open dates for the high ropes course, which as as follows:
|Friday, Oct. 5
||9:00pm – 2:30am (night course)
|Friday, Oct. 19
||1:00pm – 5:30pm
|Saturday, Nov. 3
||10:00am – 2:30pm
These dates/times are free of charge, and open to everyone! I definitely recommend it for the non-faint-of-heart types. Happy October, all!
My Freshman Business Experience class photo at our Get Real experience!