What do you want to be when you grow up?
I've been answering this question ever since the first grade when we had to give presentations about what we wanted to be when we grew up. At that time, however, I'm pretty sure my answer was a dolphin trainer. It's strange to think that I'm already only a year away from being to that place I dreamed about 12 years ago. Though I think I can safely say that I no longer want to be a dolphin trainer, a doggy daycare owner, or an astronaut, I'm not sure I can give an exact answer of what it is I do want to do with my life.
However, the more time I spend as a CCPA major at SMU, the more things I begin to realize about myself, my passions, and my interests. Whatever I end up doing, I want to wake up every single day filled with excitement to head straight to work in the morning. I want to have a passion and love for my work, and I really want to make a difference in whatever field I end up working in.
I could see myself working for a non-profit someday, or maybe an event planning company. I think I would really enjoy internal relations within a company or even customer relations. My focus in CCPA is mainly PR, which I think is the best way to really gain writing and practical work-related experience that I could apply to many different jobs and areas.
I love being a student and learning from my professors, classmates, and other professionals I've been lucky enough to meet. I am so excited for this class to get started. I have so much to learn from the professionals coming to speak to our class, and maybe along the way, I'll find my true calling and finally be able to answer the question... What do you want to be when you grow up?