As I sit here, preparing to graduate tomorrow, I can’t help but look back on my college experience. When I came to UNCW four and a half years ago, I wanted to major in computer science. I loved computers and couldn’t imagine doing anything else, but life had other plans. I realized within my first year that the computer science program was not for me, and decided I didn’t want to program the rest of my life. So, I decided to take some business courses and thought that would be the way to go from there.
Yet again, I changed my mind. Once more, I realized I was not going down the right path when I took a few communication courses by chance. In taking those courses, I found that the communication major really catered to my strengths and intrigued me more than any of my business courses. The next semester I immersed myself in communication and it was the best decision I have ever made. With a communication degree from UNCW, I can now go wherever I want in the world, and I intend to do so!
I am looking at going into the field of digital marketing after graduation, or as one of my professors puts it “Big data”, and I couldn’t have found a better career for my skill set. Here I will be able to utilize my computer, business, and communication skills all at the same time. I guess the point I’m really trying to make here is that you just have to go with the flow. By this I mean that had I stayed in computer science or business I never would have had the opportunities that I do now. So thank you UNCW for helping me find my way, and showing me a great time in the process!
– Daniel Walsh