As I start my interviewing process this December and start to look professional for possible opportunities and jobs, I have a lot of things to say before I leave the University of Arizona in May 2019. It has come to the realization that I have one more semester left on the University of Arizona campus. I want to take the time to thank and bring up the mentors that have brought the growth and strength they brought to me in my life.
My mentors include professors I have had, my tutor, the clubs that I am involved in on campus, the school of information, my learning specialist Alyssa and most importantly my supportive family. One of my recent mentors this fall semester is Don. He was one of my professors this semester for the class Introduction to Public Relations. The way he has helped me so much is he would have talks with me about the public relations field and told me what job positions I would be a candidate for. He took the time to understand that students lives matter as well and that they have a purpose in school. He gave me career guidance in my job search which helped me succeed in applying to jobs and contacting different companies.
Since I have one more semester left and before I leave the University of Arizona in May 2019 I would like to give advice to the students/ people that are still in their college journey. My advice is to pursue your long term and short term goals, balance your school work/ social life, and go out your comfort zone to figure out what you would like to do in your future.
Yes, college is hard and challenging but higher education's purpose is to challenge us in a positive way for us to learn and grow. Also when you commit to college, you are the one in control to earn the degree you want. My commitment to college has had its up and downs, but I have never told myself I couldn't do it.
Sometimes in college, you have to commit to your academic work than going out all the time because at the end of each semester you will know how important your classes really are. I think that building relationships with your professors is important because they can become your future mentors, you can ask them to write a letter of recommendation, and you can go into their office hours if you need extra help/ are struggling on a specific assignment or in the class.
There are a lot of resources on the University of Arizona campus as well if you need any extra help with your classes or with writing. My inspirational quote about college is "Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destination" (Anonymous). Lastly, thank you for my mentors and professors for teaching me so much as I start my new journey of going into the interviewing process for a job. As always, once a wildcat always a wildcat. Bear Down!