For our final session of the semester, I asked my students to take some time to think back on our course. The goal was to gain fluency in some of the most common techniques of literary analysis, and I wondered how they thought it went. Which modes of reading did they find useful? Could they envision transferring some of the critical skills they gained from this course to other pursuits—whether in school, or elsewhere? After learning m … read entry »
The last several classes in Entrepreneurial Journalism have been each of us, individually, talking about our projects. We have role-played doing an elevator pitch, introducing ourselves to a customer, and presenting our products to investors. It’s weird because some classes I think that my product is utterly ridiculous, and other classes I’m totally convinced of how awesome it’s going to be.
The most valuable thing I … read entry »
For the second part of class 6, Karen asked us to set salaries for a small, ten person design firm, assuming a blended rate of $150/hour which we believe our clients will pay. We learned about the concept of utilization rates in a previous class, which is the idea that only some of an employee’s time is billable to clients. Playing the role of a business owner, how do we set salaries and utilization rates if we want a profit margi … read entry »