Commencement 2018: Brigit Bratland Encourages Future Leopards to Get Involved
August 16, 2018
Brigit Bratland, BIND ’18, has been a resident assistant, a leader in the Wentworth Design Collaborative, and a conference assistant. She has grown as both a designer and a leader over the course of her time at Wentworth and looks forward to using these skills through life after school.
What is your favorite thing about your Wentworth experience?
My favorite thing about being at Wentworth was being a member of the community. Through all four years, I have had friends, professors, and mentors who helped me along the way.
Who is someone at Wentworth that you’ve greatly admired or looked up to?
While there are many people at Wentworth whom I look up to, Carly Hagins is the first to come to mind. I had her as a professor for the first time my sophomore year where she really challenged me to use different methods in the design process that changed the way I saw design. She was also the academic advisor for the Wentworth Design Collaborative, a club that aims to help students better their design skills outside of the classroom. Carly is always willing to help students outside of class and frequently stays late to do so.
What advice would you offer to students entering Wentworth?
It sounds cheesy, but I strongly encourage students to get involved. I am incredibly passionate about Industrial Design, but I applied so much of what I learned from the resident assistant position to my work. If there is something you care about, there is almost definitely a club or team for it, and if there isn’t, make one. By being a part of the Wentworth Design Collaborative as it was being built, I learned how to plan events on a large scale, pitch budgets, and bring wicked cool events to my classmates.
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