Glad Grad Student
Immediately after graduation there is a very unusual change. There is a satisfaction of a completed college degree and also a weird uncertainty of what happens next. So I began the job search, but I ended up deciding that I would get a master's degree to improve my chances down the road. My goal is to work for an athletic department or a professional sports team. The combination of the communication program and the Master of Organizational Leadership isn't the usual route for those fields, but is incredibly useful and hopefully will prove invaluable. With my communication degree, I have developed the ability to communicate publicly, a much-needed skill. I currently write for the Crusader athletics website and my experience as editor of the Courier and member of the Catalyst staff has been very instrumental. All of my undergraduate classes were so helpful because they built on each other. The Courier taught me a bit on news writing, while all my PR classes have really proved useful for me. With the liberal arts education I received, I was able to take professional writing with the English Department and Introduction to Sports Management my senior year. Those courses gave me a good foundation for succeeding in the field I want to go into.