MCBS @ Full Sail's Hall of Fame
It’s Hall of Fame (HOF) week here at Full Sail University. It’s the closest thing we have to a homecoming.
The event is part conference, part concert, part carnival, and part classroom - a spectacle that can only really be understood through experiencing it.
In recent years the Media Communications program has partnered with Full Sail’s in-house creative agency to help tell the story of the student experience during the event. Students are organized into teams led by faculty mentors to produce compelling content - from photos and videos to podcasts and blog posts.
For the most part, students choose which team(s) they want to support and determine the strategic direction of their initiatives.
This kind of buy-in is the kindling that keeps their creativity burning.
As a faculty member this kind of real world learning experience is invaluable. My job is simply to provide the structure needed to support their ideas.
In the conversations leading up to the event, I do my best to paint HOF as an opportunity for the team to create something more incredible together than they could ever create on their own, even if it’s only a memory.
As a faculty mentor, what I’ve learned over the years is that I can’t hold this experience too tightly. Attempting to control the outcome would only disempower the leaders we are trying to cultivate.
This is a hard week. This is a fun week.
This is a week we won’t know the true value of until these students come back a few years from now and tell us.