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About Me

Cole Wilson

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I graduated from Tartan High School with a GPA of 3.6 in Spring 2016 and was involved in National Honor Society where I had to put in 40 volunteering hours serving in the community while maintaining a certain GPA. I was involved in Boy Scouts and I achieved the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest rank in Boy Scouts. After High School I continued my education at Hamline University from Fall 2016 to Spring 2021. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Digital Media Arts and I played for Hamline's baseball team as a pitcher. I really learned a lot by being involved on the Baseball team because I had to maintain a GPA and to be dedicated to work hard. I had to be at every 6 am workouts and attend every team meeting/practice. I even worked part-time during weekends while juggling responsibilities with academics and baseball.

 

After graduating from Hamline University and not having the responsibilities of being on the baseball team anymore, I had a couple months to really think for myself. I ultimately decided that sitting behind a computer desk all day wasn't for me. I wanted to move around and use my hands. I remembered I had a CAD class I really enjoyed back in High School so I went with that gut feeling. I went to Century College from Fall 2021 to Spring 2022 for the ECAD (Engineering Computer Aided Drafting) program. I learned quite a bit about using computer drafting programs such as AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS. One class I really enjoyed utilized the Fab Lab where it has laser cutters, 3D printers and a CNC router shopbot. If I kept going in their program, I would've been still stuck behind a computer making drawings for 2 more semesters. I really wanted to make drawings or read a drawing and take it to a machine to bring it to life. 

Again, I contemplated about my future after Spring 2022. I was deciding if I wanted to finish the ECAD program at Century College or go somewhere else where I can actually do what I want to do that I was passionate about. I decided to go to Saint Paul College for CNC Toolmaking which is 3 semesters, only 1 semester more than what I had left for Century College. I worked very very hard through Summer 2022 to make money to pay for Saint Paul College before the next school year. I worked 60 hour work weeks. This school was a little more expensive than Century so I applied for their scholarships. I was taking a leap of faith making this decision and it worked out. They awarded me scholarships and the Fall 2022 Semester is already paid for me. I was very humbled and right now I am really loving using the machines they have in the shop. 

Education

Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Tartan Senior High School

High School Diploma

National Honor Society

Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts

Fall 2016 - Spring 2021

Hamline University

Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media Arts

NCAA Division III Baseball

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Century College

ECAD Program (Engineering Computer Aided Drafting)

Fall 2022 - Current

CNC Toolmaking Diploma Program

Saint Paul College

Awards/
Achievements

May 2015

Eagle Scout Rank

High School Diploma

National Honor Society

Eagle Scout Rank in Boy Scouts

May 2016

National Honor Society

Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media Arts

NCAA Division III Baseball

April 2021

Hamline University Athletic Letter

ECAD Program (Engineering Computer Aided Drafting)

Contact and Social Links

612-719-6062

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