Like most 18-year-old newly graduated kids, I went to my college orientation with no idea in the world what I wanted to do with my life.
At the beginning of orientation, we were told to go to the classroom that most aligned with what you believed you wanted to study. This was a very scary moment for me, a person that still had NO idea, I had even made a pro and con list of the different possibilities.
I want to be a nurse? A teacher? A business person? How was I supposed to choose something to do with the rest of my life at such a young age?
I did however know the things I liked doing.
- Playing sports
- Hanging out with friends
- Talking to people
- Experiencing new things
So, when we were told to pick where to go, I made the decision to go the classroom where they spoke of the PR and communication fields. The lady that opened the discussion lit up about the possibilities that came with a career in PR.
Everything she said related to me in some way. I knew in that moment that I would study Public Relations and hopefully one day make a career out of one of the options she presented that day.
She also spoke of how many people link a public relations major with a minor in sports management. This made me even more excited.
If I could make a life out of being connected to sports and getting to be around many different people I knew I would be happy.
So here I am now a junior in college studying public relations and sports business, all thanks to my decision to go into a random classroom at orientation.