One of the cool things about Praxis is that the curriculum and business partner experience is something you can’t get in high school or college. This means talented young people from high school grads to college grads and everything in between benefit from it.
Meet 2014 participant Claire Morris. Claire graduated from college and was at a crossroads. She knew the type of things she wanted to do, but her degree was no magic ticket to a relevant career. She could spend more money and more time in grad school, with no guarantee that it would equip her any better than her undergraduate education. In her search for the next step in life, she found and fell in love with the work of one of our business partners, the I’On Group, and through them discovered Praxis. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the class. In her own words,
“I chose Praxis because I want a career doing something I love, not just a job. My vision is to create synergy between the individual and the built and natural environments through design and, by doing so, foster a sense of community. My career path is a unique one, and therefore has unique challenges. The most difficult of these has been finding a undergrad or graduate program that encapsulates all that I want to learn. My ideal career blends urban design, real estate development, community planning, business management, landscape architecture, and sustainable design. Over the years I have spoken to people who are in careers that mirror my interests to see what path they took; however, no two stories were the same essentially leaving me where I started.
When I heard of Praxis, I was finally able to see how I could connect an education with hands on experience in the exact field that I am interested in. Praxis is a great option for me because I no longer have to spend several years in graduate school and a substantial amount of money for a degree that is not required nor directly in line with my interests. Instead I can work for my ideal company, get hands on experience, and continue my education in a community of great minds and influential people. With all the work I have put into finding what really makes me come alive, I guess I am not all that surprised that the path I am taking to get there is unconventional in itself. After all, I have never been very interested in coloring inside the lines.”
Sound like you? Apply today!