When I started thinking about my project, I wanted to do something related to current events. I also wanted to avoid intense political views. I decided to focus on a current event because I thought it would be a new way to commemorate something that happened to everyone during my senior year of college, and put a new spin on it. That’s when I thought about doing the Olympics: Sochi starts on Friday.
When I first started my project proposal, I was thinking about too many things at once. In short, I wanted to write about nearly everything the Olympics had to offer, besides analyzing the sports. I knew ahead of time that this was too broad, and I need to make my project more focused for it to have any real impact.
I met with Julie and it was a big help! I had thought about combining the Olympics with my major, Economics. After talking through all of my ideas with Julie, I thought the most interesting Olympic/Economic combination would be to focus on the impact economics had on the Olympics, and to extend this thought further, the impact the two had on globalization – another topic I am interested in!
Whereas before I felt overwhelmed, I now feel like I have more direction before starting my project. I am excited for the final outcome, and I hope you are too!