After graduating high school seven years ago, the past two years have led me in directions I never thought possible. Never in a million years did I think I would be working for a newspaper or going into the Communication field. It’s amazing where life can take you.
I have been attending SLCC for over five years and still do not have an associate degree. Many of my friends have begun their careers, and I am slowly working my way up to graduating from school. I spent a lot of time these past years exploring different career paths and figuring out which direction I want to take my schooling. It was not an easy task.
Finally, after all these years of searching, I found the Communication department and fell in love. I never knew I had a talent for writing and discovered it through my communication classes. Every class I take is fascinating, and I actually look forward to attending each lecture and participating in projects.
My passion for my major has given me opportunity after opportunity. I have become involved in the department and explored areas that I never dreamed I would explore. My writing skills have improved tremendously—this is so exciting to me. Maybe one day I will write a book, a goal of mine I’ve had for the past few years.
My advice to those drifting from major to major is to get involved. There will be countless learning opportunities, and the experience that is gained is priceless. Finding a job now is more than just having a degree. Resumes are built upon experience, which is what employers are looking for.
That said, and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I am grateful to have finally found my major, even though it took me close to a decade.