Outline

Introduction

  • Hobbies?
    • Changed?
    • Major?
  • PSAT Story:
    • Intended college major
    • Sixth semester
    • Idea was terrifying
    • Found Communications
  • Why your major?
  • Experience taught me something
    • Your interests whether they have to do with your major or not can be turned into skills, and those passions will set you apart in your career and in life. You can take them farther than just a hobby.

Point 1

  • Turn passions into skills
  • Not a lot of interests for career
    • Interests
    • Waste of time
    • Behind the scenes and involved in community
  • Create but didn’t know how
    • New skill and Adobe programs
    • Waste of time and money for science major
  • Comm classes
  • Further interests and skills in a workplace
  • Waste of time?
    • Know everything about?
  • John Lennon – “Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.”
  • Find a skill to develop – even out of the box

Point 2

  • Knowledge and skills become a career
  • Sherlock Holmes
    • Pointless
    • Credibility
    • Followed passion
    • Masters Theses
    • Who does that?
  • Will apply to career
  • com
    • Employers look for passion
    • Won’t burn out
    • Keep motivated
    • Create network
  • Talk to people
    • Similar interests
    • More experience
    • Current network
    • Join Facebook groups
    • Follow people on social media
  • If you are passionate, you’ll be good at it.
  • Passionate get hired

Point 3

  • Excuses
  • Careers in Communications
    • Gave myself excuses
    • Wasn’t relevant to life
  • Too far beyond reach?
  • Excuses already
  • Story:
    • Mom’s interest in architecture and history
    • School for architecture
      • Classes too difficult
      • Married
      • Transferred
    • Virginia
      • National archives in DC
      • Historical preservation
    • Didn’t take it
    • Regrets choices
    • Interested after 30 years
  • Always excuses
    • Difficult
    • Expensive
    • Far away
    • Not a big demand
    • Too vulnerable
  • Always ways around excuses
  • Work hard and go for it

Conclusion

  • Wasn’t about major
  • Drive to complete your major
  • Encourage new skill
  • Think new skill and driving interest
  • What career are you going to get because you are passionate about that?
  • Switching to Communications
  • How will you?
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