In addition to the challenges of managing their IDEATE projects, Peter and Jessica had the opportunity to apply learning from their IDEATE and DP classes during their work experience weeks. For his work experience, Peter interned at the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD). During the internship, he gained first hand understanding of architectural design processes and hands-on experience with industry tools in working on his own design project. Peter believes the impact of connected learning from his BCIS classes prepared him for this in-depth internship, describing, “Architecture is a very interdisciplinary subject, and involves history, sociology, physics and psychology. It is a very comprehensive subject; therefore, there has to be connection from one discipline to another discipline. I really have to be a connected learner to be an architect.” The IDEATE work experience empowers students to recognize the importance of their learning impacts for their future careers.