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Throughout my education and career, I have been ardent in my desire to explore and improve the world around me. I have not been satisfied, however, with limiting my scope to one field or topic. Instead, I have conducted research with the notoriously lethal police forces of Rio de Janeiro; measured the impact of innovative global development initiatives with Uganda’s youth, farmers and microentrepreneurs; and developed consumer and market insights for Fortune 50 corporations. I am looking for ways to use the broad perspective and unique skill-set I have developed to solve interesting challenges in innovative ways.
I'm absolutely on board with Andrea here. In my experience, the synonymizing of "creative" to "artsy," and thus confinement of "creativity" to aesthetically-driven enterprises, has meant that an entire toolset is removed from consideration when facing non-art questions or challenges. I believe every field can benefit from increased creative confidence, as it is the first step towards innovation.
I do, however, understand that -- particularly with younger kids -- art (aesthetic and tactile experiences) are likely the most effective means of training for creative thinking. Given this, it might make sense to limit this challenge to artistic ventures.