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In art, the convergence of lines where a road disappears into the horizon is known as a vanishing point.
In education, it is known as graduation.
About the Project

The premise of Vision Venture is simple: current students interview recent alumni about their educational and professional experiences. Vision Venture aims to help you see beyond the immediate horizon of course work and to reconnect with the “why” that led you to the engineering path in the first place.

The vanishing point can have two effects. First, you may be uncertain or anxious about what life will be like after graduation—after all, you have been in school nearly your entire life! Vision Venture includes short, thematic video clips of recent alumni sharing their experiences and answering common student questions, from the practical to the philosophical. And second, in the midst of your hard work as an engineering major, you may lose sight of your initial motivation for being an engineer. Vision Venture can help you recover your “why”—or maybe a new “why”—which might range from having job security to a desire to improve the world or even to tackle engineering problems from a different perspective.

At its heart, Vision Venture hopes to promote your sense of agency, reignite your professional purpose, and help you forge your identity as you travel your own unique path into the future.

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Meet the Team!
Harly RamseyAvery RedfearnHaowen LiuMinwoong ChoiSelin OnerYee Lan Elaine Wong
Harly Ramsey is an Associate Professional of Technical Communication Practice in the Engineering in Society Program. She has a PhD in English, and her training in narrative theory, cultural studies, and rhetoric informs her teaching. As the founder of Vision Venture, she hopes to encourage students' exploration of their engineering identities and to empower them with a sense of personal agency and professional purpose. She enjoys playing tennis and tackling the New York Times daily spelling bee puzzle, but not at the same time.
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Financial support was provided for this work by the Kern Family Foundation through the Coalition for Life-Transformative Education (CLTE). This website solely reflects the opinions and conclusions of its authors and not the Kern Family Foundation, the CLTE, or the individuals associated with these organizations.
Matching funds were provided for this work by the Dean’s Office at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California. This website solely reflects the opinions and conclusions of its authors and not the Viterbi School of Engineering, the University of Southern California, or the individuals associated with these organizations.