Earlier this year I got really interested in public relations and was thinking about getting my degree in that. After looking at a few colleges I decided upon going to Metro state University in Minneapolis to get my bachelors in communications going down the track of public relations. I got accepted, but after reviewing the different times of their classes I found that they wouldn’t be appropriate for my schedule. That’s when I started looking into other colleges and degree programs within communications.
Most of them closer to me had communication degrees in which I would have to choose a specific track, say public relations, mass communications etc. I thought long and hard about whether or not I really wanted to go work at a PR firm and have that be my sole degree. Upon looking, I noticed St. Thomas’s degree which is Communications and Journalism with no specific track. By having my bachelors in that, it covers a broad spectrum of jobs including PR, public speaking, writing for a magazine, etc. That’s how I decided on applying to St. Thomas. It was a lengthy application that included writing an essay to get in. I also had to send them both my high school and college transcripts.
I’m very excited that I now have a plan in place and a great college to go to. There’s just one thing that might be semi-difficult to get used to at first is that they don’t have any online classes so I would have to attend every one of them at the school. I’m hoping it doesn’t take me too long to finish the program; my goal is three years. Then, the only thing I have to figure out next is what type of job I want within the communications field.