When I first started my Student Apprenticeship Program with iMADdu, I was walking into the office with a thick coat and knit scarf. Today, I wore a light blazer with a chiffon scarf. Winter has transitioned into Spring and now I run into the mid-way mark of my time with iMADdu.
It is hard to believe that time has passed so quickly. I have learned and experienced quite a few things these past weeks and have more projects and assignments ahead of me to look forward to. The end of my term with iMADdu is in May, which sounds awfully far, but I know the weeks and months will fly by.
Not knowing what to really expect from iMADdu, I set a lower personal goal before starting my apprenticeship: to learn something. I’ve learned a number of somethings, therefore, I am satisfied since my goal has already been reached, but that does not mean I will settle with mere satisfaction. Now I have set a new more complex goal because I believe that my apprenticeship can deliver and will work towards reaching it for the remainder of my time here.
I reflect back on how I was before starting this experience. Although I felt like I had high expectations, I think I actually underestimated iMADdu and what my experience would be like. Starting from week one, my perspective of iMADdu’s Student Apprenticeship Program has been shifting… for the better.