I have never liked group projects. For as long as I can remember, the only way a group project could be successful would be if I just did all the work and my group-mates were just there for the ride. That all changed this summer working with the Business Socks crew has opened my eyes to the way a project can be shared effectively. I loved the dynamic of discussing each other’s ideas, sharing specialized knowledge, and ultimately producing projects that were truly the result of a collaborative effort.
Allegra Hyde, ’10
I am extremely grateful for everything I was taught in the past two months of WIT. Project management had always been a hazard for me. WIT gave me the opportunity to face that hazard and grow. I enjoy giving presentations, although I myself am not a good speaker. I enjoy coding, although I myself am not a good programmer. WIT got me to think of my position as a team member. What am I capable of? And how can I contribute? For a while I thought I was a designer. Then I thought I was a programmer. Yet when I tried to grasp either role, it slipped away. It’s like monkeys trying to grasp the moon by grasping its reflection on water. I am not good enough yet. However, these thoughts about what I am capable of really works like a spark.
Jing Cao, ’08
The WIT students are incredibly talented and a pleasure to work with. They quickly mastered the new technologies needed for my project, and they produced amazing results. I learned a lot working with them and with the OIT staff–not just about specific technologies, but about many design issues related to the project. And I had a lot of fun.
Christopher Bolton, Asian Studies and Comparative Literature