You really are creative

Wish you were one of those people blessed with creativity? You’re already one of them, says a life-altering college course.

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Your mind is ready for its new settings: empathize, expand, solve, engage, create.
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Reconnecting with former student Megan Carver (standing left), associate director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, introduced LInda Menck (left) to entrepreneurial principles and sparked a rethinking of her course.
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Visual communication students Arthur Jones and Erica Day (above) learned to create mind maps as a form of channeled brainstorming. It’s a crucial middle step in the design thinking process illustrated here.
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A fellowship is helping communication student Rebecca Streightiff promote the course’s “entrepreneurial mindset” campuswide.

Since friends who took the class gushed that it was “awesome and amazing,” Day expected a great experience, but not necessarily something tangibly enduring. But by the time she bumped into Menck during finals week in spring 2017, she brimmed with gratitude, telling her former teacher her class “changed my world.”


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This story is from the 2017 issue of Comm, the annual magazine of the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. Read more stories from Comm to learn all about the college’s students, faculty and commitment to communication for the greater good.

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