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Shelley and a friend in Europe

Shelley Esplin

Industrial Design, Senior

What international experience have you had?

I went on a study abroad to Europe for Industrial Design. I got to visit design firms, consultancies, corporations, Milan design week, museums and a few tourist attractions. It was an incredible experience.

It changed my entire perspective on the world of design and what it means to be an industrial designer. I was able to see how broad and diverse the field is. I filled my notebook with all kinds of lessons, advice, inspiration and ideas for new projects to pursue. There’s nothing I could have seen or done to adequately substitute this experience.

What have you learned through your experience in engineering?

It was wonderful to gain exposure to other cultures and recognize their differences and similarities to ours. Now that I’m home I look at everything around me with a new perspective.