I’ve been a student at the University of Iowa for less than two years, so it’s crazy to be typing ‘Senior Year’ in the title of a blog post.
But here we are.
I’m not sure it’s hit me that next year is my last year of college. It feels like just yesterday I was a scared freshman moving into Hillcrest for the first time. I still am scared, but for different reasons now.
Looking back, I know I made the best decision when I chose the University of Iowa. This place is my home. But that’s a sappy blog post for another day.
I’m not going to lie, the next 12 months are probably going to be the most stressful 12 months of my life. Between classes, work, internships, extracurricular activities, and applying for post-grad jobs, I’m going to be busy.
But I’m going to love every second of it. Or at least I hope I do. It’s all about making the most of every situation I’m in.
The fall semester will be my fourth semester in a row with 18 semester hours. I’ve been able to handle a full class schedule pretty well so far, so I’m not too worried about it. Overall, I’m really excited for my fall classes.
Most of my classes are topics I’m super interested in: graphic design, digital storytelling, and social media marketing. The Topics in Sport and Recreation Management class involves working on social media projects for Iowa Athletics.
However, I’m thinking about moving Social Media Marketing to the spring semester. I might be doing a couple internships in the fall, and I don’t want to stress myself out too much. Thankfully, I still have a few months to make a decision.
I’m still a student video assistant for the Iowa football team. Next fall will be my third season with the team. Practices will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with games on Saturdays. It’s sad to think it will be my last season filming games at Kinnick Stadium.
I have my eye on two internships for the fall with one continuing into the spring semester. Both would be really great opportunities to gain more experience in sports marketing and communications, which are careers I’m interested in.
I should hear back about both within the next week. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
This category of my life includes a couple things: blogging for the Office of Admissions and volunteering at sporting events or with organizations in Iowa City.
As I’ve started doing internships, I’ve had less time to join and participate in student organizations, but I’m still a member of the Sport and Recreation Management Club.
Applying for Post-Grad Jobs
This summer I’ll start preparing to apply for a lot of jobs.
I’m going to have an entire Excel worksheet dedicated to all of the post-grad jobs and internships I apply for. Plus I have a list of about 10 other things I need to do in preparation. My goal is to have a job figured out before second semester starts, but it’s fine if I don’t.
It would just be cool to get to relax during the spring semester and not worry about the future.
Thank you for reading! Be sure to keep an eye out for my last post of the school year. If you want to see more of my daily life as a Hawkeye, feel free to follow me on social media. Go Hawks!
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