Purposes Bigger Than Myself

This particular post may sound like one giant cliché, but you gotta hear me out. For the longest time, I have felt a yearning and strong desire to make a difference in someone’s life. My dreams used to revolve around the thought of changing the world, but as I got older I learned that by changing one life, said act could just continuously be carried out. Then, however, upon coming to college and changing my major from journalism to advertising sophomore year, I realized that advertising is the perfect way to reach a vast audience and to encourage them to do great things in the world. I thrive in creative settings and it all just seemed too perfect.

I can’t say that I have it all figured out yet, as I’m graduating at the end of July without a job lined up, but I am completely okay with that. Interning in Strategic Marketing and Communications for Temple (although it may not be advertising) has made me realize how much I love working in an agency setting, but it has also made me realize that I need to be working on projects and endeavors that have the capacity to change a life. Now, anyone who isn’t in the advertising industry would read that and think, “Yeah, I’m sure. Advertising is about as conniving and deceitful of an industry as it can get,” but I really hope to change that outlook while I’m on my “I refuse to stop until I’ve made an impact” undertaking.

In my intern process at the moment, I’m learning the basics and I love it but I know that in the future, I won’t be settled until I know, without question, that the direction I’m heading in is one that will make a difference.

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