The End Of An Era


When you were little you were always asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” That question stays with you for the next two decades, especially through college. Your answer probably changed over the years, from ballerina to teacher to news anchor, until now. You spend your whole life planning what you want to be when you grow up, then it actually hits you, and that my friends, is called senior year.


I graduate in less than a week. Which is so crazy to think about. After May 5th, I am going to be working full time as an account coordinator at Plan A Advertising here in Wilmington. I started working part time in March and interned there last summer, I am so thankful to have this job offer. Honestly, I was never the straight A student, but everything somehow fell exactly into place as I hoped.

Originally I was not accepted to UNCW. I spent my freshman year busting my butt at community college. I needed to go to the school that I had that gut feeling about, I knew I belonged here. I was determined to study Journalism and possibly be a news anchor. I loved my journalism classes with Mr. Pernell, but once I started taking IMC I knew this was what I wanted to be when I grew up.



The short version of what I am trying to say is, you can schedule your whole life but it is not going to be exactly what you planned. This is for the senior who does not have a job lined up, everything will fall into place. For the freshman who can’t figure out her or his major, everything will work out I promise you. I never planned my life exactly the way it turned out today, but I am so happy with the outcome so far.


So thank you to my parents who put me through college. To my sister Savannah who is finishing up her first year at UNCW, make the most of your time here, it will be over before you know it. To my boyfriend Nathan who has always been so supportive, I am so lucky to have you. To Brett, Sam and Nicole who always made my day better and the best roommates. To Sam and Amber for surviving the COM Department with me. To my Her Campus girls, for being so hard working and making me a better leader.

And to the class of 2018, I wish you the best of luck-go seahawks!


-Taylor Maloch