As graduation is quickly approaching I sit back and think about all of the memories I have made as well as the knowledge I have taken away from my time attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I am overwhelmed by the bittersweet feeling of leaving a place I have become so accustomed to over the years but am very excited for what life has in store for me.
UNC Wilmington has been everything I hoped for in a college, plus more. For one, it does not get any better than going to school at the beach. But more importantly, each professor has made a huge impact in my undergraduate career. When I had first transferred to UNCW from Cape Fear Community College I was not sure what major to declare but can now say I am extremely happy with my choice of getting a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. Each class that I have taken in the Communication Studies Department has set me up for success in my future career.
I have learned many different skills from my courses but a few of the most important that I believe will be evident in my success are the skills I learned in Integrated Marketing Communication as well as public speaking. Being adaptable and versatile is crucial in communication and I learned superior adaptability skills when I first began taking COM 200. Being able to effectively communicate written and verbally is something that I have found employers desire most during my job search.
I am very thankful for all the memories and experiences I have had during my time at UNC Wilmington and UNCW will always hold a special place in my heart. I am proud to say that I will be an Alumni of such an amazing school. “It’s not goodbye, it’s I will see you later.”
Graduating Seahawks of May 2019, it is our time to soar. Congratulations!
– Amber Murdaugh