braceing for change

“The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.” –anonymous

It’s crazy to think that 6 months ago I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I was a senior at Clemson University with no job opportunities falling into my lap. Graduation was fast approaching and I would be left to home with mom. It’s sad to think that studying bioengineering for 4 years had landed me in the unemployment line.

It wasn’t until mid-April 2012 that I finally figured out how to take myself out of the unemployment line. A guest speaker came to my senior seminar class to discuss a new Clemson MBA entrepreneurship program the university starting in June 2012. The program advertised you could graduate with an MBA and a business in one year. It was like every lightbulb came on in my head that day: Why should I waste my energy and talents begging for a job when I could make my own? At the time, I was just finishing up co-designing a new shoulder brace that could actually have a chance at being a commercially viable product.

Why not take a chance and see if I could make something out of this? And–as crazy as it sounds– change the world while I’m at it.