The road to Auburn was an easy one after finally making the college decision, which I must add was one of the best decisions of my life. Originally, I had Auburn on my radar because of its engineering program. Yes, I loved math and science. I was not the best at physics, but that didn’t stop me until I was dual enrolling at Troy University my senior year of high school. I was taking various online classes as well as going to campus four times a week to attend a calculus class because I wanted to get the credit out of the way before going to Auburn.
My love for derivatives and logarithms grew until the end of the semester. My professor started talking about volumes of cylinders, and as soon as he made that physics reference and how I would be learning equations like that in Calculus II, I checked out of pursuing an engineering degree. It was not until my last semester of high school that I started seeing a pattern of my passions and skills.
I was taking a journalism class, organizing events as SGA President and editing the school's yearbook when I figured out that public relations was a perfect fit for me. After much research, I found that Auburn also has an incredible public relations program. It provides hands-on experience and many students and faculty have gone on to receive several awards because of their success in public relations.
As you can already tell, education is something that has always been important to me, and that is why I chose Auburn. Since studying here, I have taken several meaningful classes that have required me to work with real clients as well as hypothetical ones writing press releases, features, media releases, etc. Please see my portfolio page for more examples from these classes.
Within the past year, I have added a marketing minor along with my degree to help strengthen and broaden my knowledge of marketing and promotion within and outside of business. Classes such as advertising, consumer behavior and services marketing have helped me gain great knowledge of understanding how to target and work with various audiences.
It’s funny to think back on the times before I chose what I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life, but I am thankful I found it. I am excited to see what the future holds.