Student Voices: A Better Understanding of the Field of Consulting by Jonathan Grant
By: Jonathan Grant
|This post is part of a series dedicated to the Master’s students in the Consulting in Educational Technology course (ETEC 693) that Sonia instructed at Concordia University.|
|I must say that this course was very good. It was a great experience and a very informative course, different from conventional learning in that actual consultants were invited into the classroom to speak and share their everyday experiences. I didn’t know what to expect per se, but each class proved to be informative and useful. After participating in this class, I’m left with a better understanding of the field of consulting. Just being able to break down both sides of the spectrum as it pertains to the client and consultant allows a finer understanding as it relates to the mechanics of both sides.
“The expectations of life depend upon diligence, the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” The turning point in this course came, when I was obligated to sharpen my questions for the interviewee, Mr. Sergerie. At first I was discouraged because my questions were somewhat ambiguous, but after reconstructing them to be more clear and re-interviewing Mr. Sergerie, I regained my confidence and thereafter was able to have a better understanding of the field of consulting as a result. This tweaked my interest and allowed me to reflect on what the field of consulting actually entails.
|You can reach Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org.|