On Friday, July 11 I met with Professor Nichols during her office hours for the first time. We discussed several different things such as possible majors, upcoming assignments, and favorite hobbies. I enjoyed getting to know more about my professor and I really appreciated the advice she gave me for my next four years here at Penn State.
I am in a unique position in the Division of Undergraduate Studies considering I have interest in two very different possible majors: Marketing and Kinesiology. During my junior year in high school I shadowed the head of the marketing department at Haller Enterprises Inc. and found myself very interested in that field of work. Professor Nichols told me a little about her journey in different careers and her opinion on majoring in marketing. She was very helpful in explaining the many different options a marketing degree gives you after college, which is definitely appealing. My second interest in careers is a health and P.E. teacher, which places me in the field of kinesiology. After college my goal is to eventually be a basketball coach, and a health and P.E. teaching job would fit well with that.
The most valuable thing I gained from my meeting with Professor Nichols is that it’s not always about what you major in, but about what you do with that degree once you’re out of college and in the real world. College prepares you for your future career, so take advantage of the resources, teachers, and professionals to get the most out of your next four years. I am excited to be in college and I am going to take the next year or so to explore my options and decide what major will fit me best.
I enjoyed my time with Professor Nichols and I am extremely grateful to have such an intelligent, understanding, and insightful teacher during my first term here at Penn State University.