Keeping an Open Mind

Since I was a junior in high school, I had figured out what I wanted to do career wise. I felt extremely lucky that I had found something I incredibly enjoy and wanted to make a living off of it. My dad always used to tell me that if you enjoy what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. I had to decided that I was going to pursue a degree in English and become a book editor or publisher.

Once I had made this decision, I had the usual family and friend questions of ‘where are you going’ and ‘what are you going to major in’, and when I replied saying English, they would always assume that I was going to teach. Let’s get one thing straight — I will never become a teacher. And then, I would get upset that people would be so narrow minded, that the only thing I could do with an English degree is teach. I would tell these people the many career options I could choose from.

Along with these people being close minded, I didn’t realize that I was being close minded, as well. I thought that the only thing I could enjoy was being a book editor or publisher, and I decided this without looking into more career options. The other day, a representative from Bullhorn Creative came and spoke to our class. The company works with branding and making companies name stand out better, He spoke of what he does, what his days look like, and what his company actually does, and I think it is one of the coolest things ever. I really enjoyed listening to him and his presentation.

After hearing about this career path, I decided to apply to the internship they have, and hopefully gain more experience in this type of field. Who knows — I may enjoy this type of career path. All I know now is to keep an open mind about job and career opportunities.

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