As a senior about to graduate this May, I can honestly tell you that I am scared for what lies ahead. Four years ago when I set-up my dorm in Schwartz Hall, I said to myself “this is going to be a nice long four years.” But as all of us senior’s know, it’s the exact opposite. It feels like just yesterday that I was meeting with my freshmen advisor trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my college career.
With absolutely zero regrets, I am proud of myself for beginning my major in Communication Studies. At first I had no idea what I wanted to get into, and to be honest, four years ago I didn’t even know what I was entirely skilled in. After taking COM 105 with Dr. Weber, I knew that this was something that I wanted to get into. Our Communication major has some many things you can dive into. Fortunately for me, I chose the right path of going into Advertising and IMC with Dr. Persuit, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Dr. Persuit’s classes have been everything but normal classes for me. When I walk into my Advertising II class it actually feels that I am walking into a small firm. I walk in, collaborate with my team members, than work on the client project that I have been working on for the whole semester. A lot of my classes are not like this, and my point is that our Communication major makes you work at a much higher level.
I have many memories as a COM major, but my most rewarding memories will probably be with my Pier601 Creative team. This Direct Individual Study has not only taught me how to juggle many projects at once, but has also given me the experience of working with clients one-on-one, and has given me the opportunity to really strengthen my skills in marketing and advertising. I am very thankful for Dr. Persuit picking me to join the team, and I am more than happy in meeting with Prone2paddle™; the client that I have currently been working with. My COM major has given me more than enough content to put on my resume from these past four years.
So as senior about to graduate in may, I may be scared, but I am also confident, ready, and more than prepared to tackle what is in the future.
Congratulations to your accomplishment of graduating and really sticking through the years, you have definitely survived something spectacular. Me being a rising junior I understand where you coming from when you say times go by fast. I am ready to graduate to do some things major so I know you are confident but running a thin line between that. But good luck…do your best!
Everyone, I believe, is in some way scared of change. Especially a massive change like leaving school. You’re far from alone. I, about to be a senior, don’t even want to think about leaving yet but I know I will have to. You will make it! The future is unknown but that’s what makes it exciting. Good luck!