Written by junior Kaitlyn Grothues

I had no clue what I wanted to major in as a freshman at ACU. I had no direction whatsoever and didn’t know what I was good at, so I spent a year taking basic university-required classes rather than learning about what I would be doing for the rest of my life. Eventually, I took Media Issues, which was the first of many classes I would end up taking in the Journalism and Mass Communication department at ACU. This class led me to fall in love with the world of advertising and public relations. I realized that there was so much I could do with Ad/PR and I loved every direction I could go with this major. I didn’t know that I could make a career out of things I already love, such as social media and event planning. Now, rather than feeling lost regarding what I want to do in the future, I have too many ideas, which is a great problem to have. That’s what I really love about Ad/PR; I’m learning about many different aspects of mass communication that will allow me to go in whichever direction I please. The things we do and learn in this major are beneficial in so many different areas of the real world. Additionally, the experience of working for a real Ad/PR agency like Morris+Mitchell really gave me a glimpse into what a potential career in the industry would be like. I can’t wait to see what my future in Ad/PR holds.