My experience in Change Lab was very different from the rest of my undergrad and traditional lecture-style courses. In Change Lab, it was much more of a two-way conversation – often very interdisciplinary and collaborative. The instructors were excited when we brainstormed ideas and were always willing to engage in discussion about complex topics.
I’ve graduated now and am currently working in urban planning for local government. When I participated in Civic Innovation Change Lab, I actually met the person who is now my boss at the Hubbub event! I think that’s the great thing about programs like Change Lab – they invite people like that, people who are working in civic engagement. I also think he was impressed by the calibre of work we were doing.