A year ago, or what seems like just a few quick months ago, I was entering my third year at DU and composing my first blog post. I had just finished an internship in what I had thought would be my life's path, only to find out it wasn't a good fit. As I wrote my first blog post, I chose what I found to be the most useful topic: the Denver Public Transit system. (To read the post, click here)
After spending three years mastering public transportation, it was my hope to enlighten future mile high riders to the optimal ways of utilizing public transit.
It is now my senior year, and I have, forgive the poor metaphor, changed trains in my career ambitions. After spending three years trying out many different routes, it is now my hope to share three years of student experience with incoming students (and their lovely friends, family members, and even the occasional pet).
Here are some brief grains of wisdom as I enter my fourth and final year:
1. Embrace the power of a Liberal Arts education.
When you're asking yourself, "Why am I in a class that has nothing to do with my major?", take a step back and remind yourself, your major doesn't necessarily dictate your career. That Chinese class you're taking might help your career in business, and that creative writing class may make you stand head and shoulders above your fellow marketing peers. A wide breadth of knowledge will be what makes your depth of knowledge in a certain area marketable.
2. Pay attention to how you struggle. If you're really having a hard time with something, it's time to take a step back. If it's something you really care about, you can reaffirm your commitment to your goals and continue. If not, perhaps it's time better dedicated to something you're passionate about. In your first year at DU, there's enough room to see where you flourish and where you struggle. Pay attention to both, and you will have a great career ahead of you.
3. Hunt out opportunities. DU is full of them! Whether you're tracking down alumni or attending a career & internship fair, take advantage of everything that is offered here while you can! If you want to know more, check out the DU Career Center.
4. Have fun! College can be the best time of your life, if you let it. Just open yourself up to what's here and keep a light heart, and you're on the right track.
Can't wait to spend another year telling you all what's going on here at DU!