Reasons for joining the Orr Entrepreneurial Fellowship:
– My strengths met Apparatus’s needs currently, as well as 2,3,4 years down the road
– Large breadth of experience
– Exposure to many parts and different skill sets of a company.
– Social Network in a new city.
– 2-year commitment.
After 2 months of working and attending Orr Fellow events, I’d like to make a couple comments on a couple of these expectations. Closer friends of mine from my home state of Minnesota have had some difficulties transitioning from school to work. Reasons include being in one position, and being in that position indefinitely. I have had some type of time commitment/goal since I was 5 years old (ie. elementary school; high school; college). It was tough imagining a stage in my life that “had no end” unless I said so. The fellowship provides that two-year commitment. It also provides a social atmosphere that eases the transition from college to the blob called work. I’m not saying that if you join the fellowship, you will have no struggles transitioning from school to work, but I will say that it helps. In my next blog, I will talk more about how the fellowship has enhanced my first job out of college.