"Not only has Dream.Explore.Build prepared me to be a successful individual but has inspired me to pay it forward." - Nicholas Robinson
I owe Dream.Explore.Build. much credit for where I am today. Dream.Explore.Build. provided me with the necessary guidance to acquire an architectural internship at Uihlein-Wilson Architects during my senior year of high school and maintain the position throughout college. After completing the Master of Architecture degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, I accepted a full time position at Uihlein-Wilson. Dream. Explore. Build. instilled in me the knowledge necessary to capitalize on the opportunities that have been presented to me.
From the classroom to the workplace (internship), we were taught the important values necessary to be successful in our endeavors. The classroom sessions prepared us students to simultaneously identify and tackle future challenges. The resume I developed while in the program, I still use to this date; only making small modifications and additions. Dream.Explore.Build. is the realization that education and real world application/practice should not be looked at as two separate stages, one coming after the other, but as an integral system to produce an experience catalytic for success. I personally enjoyed the classroom exercises that allowed me to get to know myself better by looking through the eyes of others. This exercise helped me become aware of how I may present myself to potential employers, colleagues, and clients.
Not only has Dream.Explore.Build. prepared me to be a successful individual but has inspired me to pay it forward. I am a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, facilitate classes that help high school students develop post-high school career plans, and have developed a program that allows high school students to gain essential professional skills through architecture.
Dream.Explore.Build. is unlike any other program I have ever been a part. This program goes above and beyond the typical pre-college or after school program. It takes leaps and bounds above the ordinary primary educational system. Dream.Explore.Build. is an opportunity to shape your thinking which will affect you for a lifetime.