Hello Dear Reader!
This is a topic I’ve been wanting to write on for a while now, and I’m thinking about even making this into a little side blog series, so we’ll see!
Anyway, if you’ve followed me on Instagram or read any of my previous blog posts, you’ll know that I am a college student, more specifically a sophomore attending the University of Florida studying Business Management. Additionally, I’m working on getting a minor degree in both Vocal Performance and Communication Studies. Now, this may sound like a lot and that I’ll be staying in university for more than four years, but with all the credits I’ve gotten from IB and AP, I’ll definitely be staying no more than four years at UF, and I’d like to keep it that way. Also, you may be thinking it must be great to have the possibility of graduating a semester, and even a year, early because of those IB and AP credits, but I don’t want to get thrown into the real world that soon. I’d rather take up the full four years and just sail smoothly.
Which hasn’t really happened, to be honest, but more on that another time.
So, why am I studying these three things in particular? Let’s start with the minors.
I chose Communication Studies because I really don’t have the best communication skills, and I thought it would pair well with my major. Efficient and clear communication is important in any job in any industry, especially if you have a leadership position like a manager. As for Vocal Performance, music has always been something I’ve loved to do, and I’ve been singing ever since I was a little kid, so not studying something I’ve loved for so long to some degree would be tragic. In fact, before choosing Business Management as my major, I wanted to be a music major because I loved music and wanted to learn more about it. Eventually, I got talked out of it because of how “impractical” it was. I got the same opinions when it came to the Creative Writing and English majors.
And you can only guess where those opinions came from.
I chose to major in Business Management because of its practicality and it can be applied to pretty much any industry. Though, I also had another idea in mind. If I ever wanted to go back to school and get my master’s degree, it would be in Human Resources, because my ultimate goal would be to work in HR at a hotel company. Why? Because my mom worked as a Marriott employee for about twenty-five years, which is a super long time. It’s an industry I’m more familiar with compared to others, and it makes me feel closer to my mom in a way.
I know it’s a bit short, but this is it for this On Being a College Student blog post. If you like the idea, let me know, and I’ll definitely continue posting more about my college life and anything outside of being a writer. If you did enjoy, be sure to subscribe here, and follow me @kaitlyn_b_legaspi on Instagram and @kaitlynblegaspi on Facebook.
Thanks for reading!