Have an honest conversation with your team members about what you all want to do in the upcoming term. At the beginning of the term, your team discussed your personal goals for the project and the type of impact you want to make. Now that the term is over, take a step back and see if those goals were met keeping in mind that the goals and commitments may have changed over the course of the term. Before everyone leaves for the end of the term, discuss how you feel and whether your team will continue to scale your impact further or wrap up the project as is.
Have this conversation with a faculty mentor or studio lead, as they can best guide you to the resources on campus and can help you see unknown possibilities - like independent studies, major-relevant and project-relevant courses, student grants, mentors, or interested community partners.
The DFA Impact Deck is developed to help teams identify and overcome roadblocks that are unique to their team. As a team, go through the Impact Deck with a studio lead or a faculty advisor so that you can navigate your campuses ecosystem and find support to continue your project. If you would like a copy of an Impact Deck, speak to your Studio Lead about using the copy that your studio has on your campus.
Before you seek mentors to help support your team, think about what type of mentorship you could use throughout this journey. As a team, fill out the sheet with a studio lead or a faculty advisor so that you can identify which mentors you need and get possible contacts to reach out to. Click here to download the sheet.