University of Notre Dame
The Seed of Innovation
Home is where your story begins. Tell us about your home and how it has influenced your story.
At the dinner table, my father presented me with a concept map. I knew that I would be his audience, listening to his idea of creating the Home of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a hub to nurture and encourage creativities.
One year later, sitting on a taxi, I saw piles of red, yellow and blue interlocked containers with windows and stairs in the middle of a once abandoned plot of land. Portraits of Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Jack Ma conveyed a sense of entrepreneurship.
Within seconds, I realized that my father’s concept map had become a reality. I left the taxi and walked into this unconventional building. I closed my eyes, imagining future young entrepreneurs communicating enthusiastically with each other. I imagined how my father’s creativity would inspire so much more creativity in other people.
Influenced by my father, I became a strong believer of innovation. In the W-media Club, I planned activities like Color Run to include everyone in the school to celebrate the joy of ingenuity. I also want to work as a policy-maker who offers more people the chance of innovating, like my father did, in the future.
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