What do you want to be when you grow up? We have all been asked this question at some point in our lives. The answer, and even how we approach it, has changed over time. What role does your environment play in determining your course in life? How can unique characteristics about the way you think and process information impact the outcome of your future?
A Different Mind is a feature length documentary that examines the relationship between industry and education. The film illustrates how the exploration of different opportunities impacts your ability and desire to choose the career you had always planned. What if you lived in another part of the country? Would you still be in the job you are today? Would you have the same skill set, training or degree?
The film takes a deeper look into the relationships between a career and the skills and education required to perform it. At a time when college is the assumed next step after high school, the film explores the different options that students have and reinforces the idea that education will follow you through all aspects of your life. Internships, apprenticeships, and entrepreneurial endeavors are among many of the alternative pathways that are sometimes never considered.
To take an in-depth look at the importance of problem-solving through experiential learning and embracing an entrepreneurial spirit, the film explores a series of stories about people at different stages of their lives to emphasize the need for the next generation to truly explore the opportunities around them.