My college search became a little more aggressive as the year went on. After taking the ACT and SAT in the winter, I began to seriously start looking for colleges and I also knew I had to make a decision about what I actually wanted to do with the rest of my life. Along with looking into the many different business majors and programs at a few different schools, I was also looking at the journalism and English programs. I was still on the fence about whether to apply for business or journalism schools up until April of my junior year when I went to California for the DECA International Career Development Conference. Although I had been involved with DECA my sophomore year also, this weeklong visit to The Golden State had helped to push me towards where I am today.
In California, I went on a variety of visits to different businesses in the Anaheim and Los Ang...
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Patrick O’Brien also suggests that you do more than get good grades while in college- you need to get involved in order to build your resume and be a well-rounded person. There are a lot of organizations on campus that I’m currently interested in: Cats for Cause, Sustainability Club, Lindner Women in Business, Lindner Ambassadors, and KBSA. I’m interested in Cats for Cause because I really enjoy volunteering and helping those in need. In high school, I was a member of Key Club and volunteered often through that. Outside of Cats for Cause, I plan on volunteering at Matthew 25 Ministries with a few of my close friends from high school. I want to be involved with Lindner Women in Business because I’m a supporter of the feminism movement and I would love to inspire young women thinking about going into the business field to go for it.
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