By: Julia Gutsch
On Tuesday, we had the pleasure to visit two Drake alumni, Matt Clark and Ellie Jorgensen at the fascinating and unique company Pyxera Global. Overall, we learned so much about the amazing private and public sector partnership work the company does, but one aspect of the visit I really enjoyed was the ice breaker activity that started off our visit. Matt explained that the activity we would do was something Pyxera does during client training sessions to help create a friendly and less serious environment.
This activity was called the “ball pit” and was actually inspired by the company Soulpancake that was created by Rainn Wilson, the actor who played Dwight Schrute on the Office. You can watch this video to get a better understanding of the activity, but basically, it was an awesome tool to get to know the person you were sitting next to in a fun and relatable way. This then allowed for a more relaxed and inviting environment throughout the rest of the visit!