Without a lot of knowledge of the professional world, I entered Drake University as a business major, considering it to be a flexible major that would give me freedom post graduation. After taking accounting and not doing great in the class (partially cause I’m just bad at accounting and partially cause I was a first semester freshman who didn’t care yet), I realized that perhaps business wasn’t my path and decided to switch to Law, Politics, and Society and pursue my childhood dream of being a lawyer. While I was much better suited for these types of classes, I realized that I wasn’t as passionate about the coursework as I wanted to be and I could choose any track and still apply to law school one day.
This year I entered in as my current major, public relations. I have a strong background in journalism from my high school career and loved every moment of it. I was aware of Drake’s awesome school of journalism and decided to try it out. I was also considering a political science minor or a strategic political communication major due to the amount of classes I had already taken regarding politics. Although I truly enjoy politics, I realized my passion is being an everyday active citizen and not studying the history of policy.
After discussing many options with my advisor, I decided to supplement my major with a marketing minor and a psychology minor, because at Drake you can’t have just one major and one minor (you can but it’s abnormal). I love my career track, professors, and classes now. I’m excited to pursue internship opportunities and keep working towards my professional life.