Britt Olsen, GM for the Americas at On Running, spoke to upper-division students in the OPDD program about the power of high-performing teams and how she identifies top talent in her role as a leader.
Do you have a passion for creating or designing? Do you have an interest in the outdoor industry? Pursue your passions with a design or outdoor product related degree. Outdoor Product Design and Development (OPDD) students design anything from fishing waders, soccer cleats, backpacking gear, or even climbing gear. You can turn your ideas into a reality. OPDD was created with the help of the Industry Advisory Board including representatives from Patagonia, VF Corporation, Black Diamond, and more.
At Utah State University, you can turn your sketches into prototypes and eventually into real products. You will have hands-on experiences and connections with real people in the outdoor industry. Students have access to 6 different labs on campus to get their hands dirty and translate their sketches and digital renderings into prototypes and finished products.
Our design and production students end up working in a variety of full-time positions such as designers, technical developers, product line managers, and supply chain managers.
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Outdoor Product Design and Development“OPDD provided me with many opportunities and connections within the outdoor industry. From internships to outdoor retailers, this program promotes relationships and connections throughout your degree. Having professors with hands-on industry experience gives us a running start, preparing us as designers, and developers in the workforce. OPDD classmates and professors have inspired me to achieve goals I thought unattainable. OPDD is a great major to help you innovate and create all the ideas imaginable.”
Our staff and faculty pride themselves on understanding your personal and scholarly ambitions and then helping you reach those goals. From research opportunities to one-on-one mentorship, your professors work to help you succeed.View Faculty and Staff