By Julian Wilson
The 2015-2016 academic year has hit its middle mark, and it’s almost time for current seniors to graduate from the place that has been their institutional home for four years. What will they do after graduation? How will they transition from college to the real world? Are they ready to move on?
For senior broadcasting major, Courtney Cox, she’s nervous about the uncertain future, but optimistic that things will turn out all right. “I feel nervous to graduate because so many people tell this generation that you’re not going to get a job, no matter what field you’re in… but, I am excited as well because I love what I do and I’m not sure if I would have gotten the same experience at another university,” Cox expressed.
Although Cox was unsure of what she wanted to do with her career for a while, her later experiences during her penultimate year triggered a change for the better, and one she will never forget. “My fondest memory of attending Post is joining PTV. I went from being shy and unsure about what I wanted to do in life to being super confident and feeling like an involved college student. I made great friends and it helped me see what exactly I want to do in broadcasting,” Cox stated.
As for senior broadcasting major, Charlie Moerler, he shares similar feelings surrounding his future as Cox. “I’m nervous because I’m about to enter the real world but I’m excited because I have my whole life ahead of me,” Moerler stated. What about his fondest memory at Post? Moerler couldn’t pick just one. For him, everyone who he’s met over the course of his enrollment, were his cherished moments. “For me, it was all of the amazing people that I’ve met,” said Moerler.
I am currently a senior as well, and the last four years here at Post have certainly been eventful, spanning from all directions. However, my experiences here have been positive and filled with optimism when it comes to expanding my creative horizons and overall, being confident in my ability to progress and grow. I thank Post for all the handson opportunities it provided for me to learn from.
As a personal note, and a message to all whom I leave behind, my advice to you is to never give up, and keep striving for the best that you can be. There will be times when it seems too rough to try, but trust me, there is always a light at the end and you will overcome the obstacles.
If you’re unsure of what to do, Moerler and Cox have more to say to help you out. “Do as many internships as you possibly can. Do ones in the summer, fall and spring if you can. They give you real life experience and it can help you determine what you like and what you don’t. This way when it comes to job searching, you don’t have to wonder as much,” says Cox.
Lastly, Moerler states, “Every year of college flies by but especially senior year. Don’t be afraid to take it all in. Live in the moment and cherish it. You’d be happy you did.”