From Microbio to...Media Studies?


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So ever since I was in 6th grade I wanted to be a dentist. My sophomore year of high school I started doing research on the degree requirements to become one. I found that a degree in biology or microbiology would be the best bet to get into dental school. Fast forward to senior year. I applied to PSU with the intention of becoming a microbio major, and in February I received my acceptance letter and I was in Eberly College. Needless to say, my mom was extremely proud.

When it came time to take my placement test I was dreading the math portion of it. I'm terrible at math and its no secret. I knew for a fact that I would bomb it and I did. I later met with my advisor and saw all the math courses I would need to take for my major. I'd like to say I suffered a minor heart attack. I knew there was no way could get that great of a grade in them and besides, I was taking remedial math which put me back even further. 

Thank God I was taking Comm 180 at the time and became very interested in it. I found how much media impacts the world and how the different mediums play a specific role. Going to to that class wasn't dreadful and I was really into the assignments. Plus I'm extremely better at writing than math. Becoming a comm major seemed like a perfect fit.

I'm currently taking this class because I like how its not "by the book". My friend, who is also a comm major, told me about this class and I was intrigued. I feel I can do better in this science class than say, a physics or chemistry class.

Me and my friend Mila (pink ranger) Thanks Mila!me and mila.jpg

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I think it is very interesting that you made the very sudden change from The College of Elberly Sciences into the The College of Communications. I also dreamt of being a doctor and watched as all my aspirations crashed and burned during EVERY. SINGLE. Chemistry class. Communications is an area of study that is appealing to most not only for its glamour but for its evident impact on society. To this date Penn State's reputation is a prime example on how the media's influence can really have a lasting effect on society. As a fellow Comm major, I hope we both learn a great deal from this course and sharpen our skills as "scientists" of communications!

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