Thursday, October 25, 2012

Acceptance Letter

I received a letter in the mail the other day that stated I was accepted to the University of St. Thomas!  After months of trying to figure out what I wanted to do after Normandale, I finally have a plan in place.  When I started attending Normandale community college six years ago, my goal was just to graduate with my Associates in communications.  I didn’t want to go on afterwards and I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do; I just knew I wanted to do something with communications and public speaking.

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.

Jenni

5 comments:

Colleen said...

yes, go for it. congrats!

shay said...

Congrats to you! That's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Jenni, I am so happy for you. Keep up the good work. Every time I read your blog I am uplifted by your spirit. Thanks.

T said...

Congratulations Jenni!!

I've also nominated you for the lieber award on my blog :)
http://tmshadazzle.blogspot.co.uk/

Deborah Williams said...

You must’ve been very happy to have gotten that letter then! Anyway, your enthusiasm to work in the PR field is quite amazing. But then again, it really is a good career. You know that your efforts can and will help the company or organization that you're with, whether by promoting their product or an event they're holding. Anyway, I hope you're still pursuing that goal, or have already achieved it by now. Cheers!

Deborah Williams @ Choice Career College