"You have to ask for opportunities and put yourself out there. People don’t know what you want unless you tell them."
IDS News & Notes
This article is full of advice from recent IDS graduates to current students.
On Thursday, December 12th, students from different departments of campus came together to show off projects they had been working on all semester. There were over 100 projects being displayed, with approximately 25 Interdisciplinary studies students in the mix. This article spotlights 3 projects completed by interdisciplinary studies majors.
“My internship [goes] all the way back [to] 2015 at the Playmill Theatre in West Yellowstone Montana. I was hired originally as a sound designer and soundboard operator,” said Hayden, “It was a fluke that I landed the job at Playmill because I [had] never touched a soundboard in my life before.”
"Capstone projects by nature give an opportunity to explore the unknown, to really test your boundaries and show off your skills."Read about Katelynn Hornberger's dream project come true and her experience taking advantage of the Capstone course to accomplish it.
“[While] Interdisciplinary Studies is not necessarily the degree for everyone, we are interdisciplinary beings,” said Willis. ”We’ll learn as we develop [and] age and start building our knowledge base and our ability to perspective take [or,] see things from different perspectives because we then experienced it.”
Read about the ELEVATE Competition and what it's all about. Participating students share their thoughts and hopes for the outcome of this competition.
“In the end, all majors need to be interdisciplinary because you can’t predict what you do for work,” said Josh,” you have to be relatable to a lot of different things.”