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When did you decide that this was the career you wanted?

That this was what you wanted to do for the rest of your life. #FALL2

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Brandon’s Answer

For me, after graduating and trying out a couple of jobs I'm still trying to find the career that is right for me. Currently still job hunting for something to do that fits my major and my interest but so far nothing, which is fine. The one thing that you need to do is to try and gain any form of experience no matter what it is. When you get that experience, it makes it much easier to find a job, if the skills are applicable for the position.
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Caitlin’s Answer

I went to college ang got a degree in journalism and worked in that field for about 7 years before moving to internal communications. You really just monitor your role, yourself and your values/expectations. When my role in news didn't really align with how I wanted to live my life moving forward, I found internal communications because it valued my specific skillset and let me grow in a way that allowed for me to embrace my values of Work-life balance, etc.
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Tim’s Answer

After changing careers and "starting over," I had that moment when I knew I made the right choice when I wrote a speech for someone, and when they delivered it, they received a standing ovation. It had nothing to do with their presentation, it was all about my words! ;) It was definitely a combo of the two, but showed me the power of persuasion that one can put into words and a speech.
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Cori’s Answer

About 3 years into the career I went to college for, I realized that I wanted to do something else. It required me to go back to school (which I did while still on the job). I would not have known that I wanted something different until I completed several years of full-time work in a related field.
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Sarah’s Answer

I got lucky and ended up sticking with the career that I majored in! That isn't very common with my group of friends, so don't worry if that isn't the same for you. What I love about Communications (my major was Public Relations) is that it's very broad. Each role that I've had within Communications has been very different and unique and I've learned a ton and met great people along the way. My internships were in traditional PR as was my first entry-level job right out of college, and that foundational training has served me really well. Whatever you pick - don't be afraid to move around and try new things! Ask lots of questions and build great relationships. Both those things will serve you well in your career.
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