When I was in high school, I was often told to try out new classes and activities in order to help find what I was good at. I took this advice and found that I was good at acting and writing–at least I like to think so. However, what was more interesting than the destination was the journey that I would experience, which was a series of trial and errors of joining clubs, programs and classes that I would eventually drop.
That was a journey that I thought I would take only once, however, it was a journey that I would take once again upon entering Salt Lake Community College.
I started taking classes at SLCC right out of high school, thinking that I wanted to be a graphic designer. I took a multitude of classes, before taking a communications class taught by Art Kanehara. This was the class that showed me that I wasn’t truly interested in taking my art skills to the next level. Rather, I wanted to–needed to become a writer. It was a year later that I became a writer for The Globe newspaper.
The wonderful part about attending SLCC is that it gives an opportunity to experiment in our career goals.
SLCC offers a multitude of clubs, programs, activities and different classes; all spread across more than a dozen campuses. Taking generals or even starting on your major at SLCC is one of the best things a person can do, as the price is lower than most other schools in Utah.
What I am trying to say is than in your two, five or however many years you spend at SLCC, try to take new classes, or join new clubs and meet new people. If you’re a psychology major, take a theater class. English major? Try taking an Intro to Drawing class. Language major? Try taking Martial Arts. Whatever your major is, just try to take something out of left field and talk to someone new.
There are so many opportunities to discover who you are, because contrary to what everyone says, self-discovery doesn’t end with a high school diploma, but is a life long journey instead.