I strive to be a better person, academically. I struggle alot with procrastination. I mean, who doesn’t? I’ve tried endlessly to be more focused and more punctual when it comes to deadlines, but I fail every time. Don’t get me wrong, I do get my assignments in on time, but I don’t provide myself enough time to put in the best effort possible without rush. Now that I'm enrolled in basically all major-based courses, I know that the grades I make will reflect the knowledge I will have towards my desired career. I also strive to be more involved in my university’s extracurricular activities. I feel compelled to be more social amongst my peers, and also I want my future employer to see that I was exerting communication skills and made the effort to pursue activities aside my studies.
Now that I'm halfway through getting my highly-anticipated bachelor's degree, the idea of working in the journalism field in the near future brings me so much joy. That feeling is something that all college students should feel in regards to their major choice. I emphasize this a lot, but I truly feel that what I have chosen as a major truly reflects my personality, and I can't envision myself doing anything else. Alongside these positive feelings comes the stress of internships, and other ways to acquire that preferred experience that is necessary to land a job after graduation. It’s significant that one branches out and makes connections with people that can one day assist you into the field.
Overall, I have many goals for myself and many things I need to be focused on this upcoming academic school year. I am truly grateful to be receiving a higher education, and I really do genuinely like and enjoy school. That being said, I am taking full advantage of the opportunities that I have and will excel academically in order to better prepare for my future.
-- Lupita Villarreal