Auf Wiedersehen and Goodbye…

1,461 days since I left Germany to study in the U.S. – 1,461 days since I left my family, friends, and life behind to live my American Dream in Wilmington!


The 4 years at UNCW were an amazing experience that I will never forget! Being a COM studies major was the best decision E.V.E.R. because I got to meet amazing, creative, and the most authentic people in the department that have made an impact on me and my life. The Communication Studies department and especially the professors -some more than others- gave me confidence in myself and my future. The way professors cared about my future and career has touched me, and made me realize that I can accomplish anything that I want. I thank every professor for that, especially Dr. Weber and Dr. Persuit!


Integrated Marketing Communication in particular made me realize that Advertising is my way to go… It took a long time to know what exactly I want to do after graduation, but with many heart-to-hearts with professors, I realized to embrace this time. To embrace the unknown, the confusion about life, about myself, and most importantly… the confusion about my decisions for post-graduation; because at the end of the day, you will find your way!!

Being scared of and intimidated by the post-graduation time is natural and should be exciting. It is the first time to decide for yourself what YOU want to do – where YOU want to go, and – who YOU want to be.

I thank every person that came into my life during my time at UNCW and everyone who has helped me become who I am today. I am leaving this school with pride, as well as with a crying and smiling eye.


****WE DID IT! CLASS OF 2016****


Auf Wiedersehen and Goodbye, Seahwaks!

– Amaya