Student Success Advisor
At first, I thought I wanted to major in marketing, but I didn't feel very excited about my classes. I realized that I began as a marketing major mainly because of the prestige associated with my university's business school and not because I actually wanted to work in marketing. One of my teammates was a professional writing major and when she told me about the classes she was taking, I remember thinking, "That's exactly what I want to do." I changed my major to professional writing during my sophomore year and loved it. My classes were interesting and enriching, and I felt at home among other liberal arts students. The fact that I enjoyed many of my classes and assignments—rather than dreading them—confirmed that I made the right choice in switching.