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Alisa Yao

Product Design Student

I started my post-secondary education at another school, pursuing engineering, but I wasn’t enjoying being in large lectures with so many other students and only learning theories. I wanted something more hands-on. That’s how I came to KPU. I’ve always liked to create and build things which made product design interesting and appealing to me. The classes are small and I’ve connected with people in the industry at KPU, and learned how to turn my interests into a meaningful career. Now I have established relationships with my peers and instructors and I’m using what I’ve learned here outside of the classroom in my own business.”

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