What does it truly mean to dress for success? Now that I am talking an interpersonal communication class I get to explore what this truly means. When it comes to meeting people in regular social interactions to serious job interviews, your clothes are always communicating something. Are you trying to show you are a young professional or and underachiever. In some situations clothing can truly make or break you. The way I feel about dressing for success is that you should always dress like you have something important to do. But then again I could be a little bias because I am so into fashion, hence my major being Fashion Merchandising. In the end I just want to people to understand that sometimes it does matter what your wearing. So for that important job interview or if you just want to be sharp that day, Dress for Success!
For me, Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) just made sense. In high school I had been looking into majoring in something in the category of the medical field. But I didn’t want to be a doctor or a nurse. For a while I was thinking of going into Physical Therapy but that just didn’t seem quite right either. But then, my sophomore year of High School I met someone who was a SLP major. After discussing the field with this person, I realized that it was extremely appealing to me. Just the right mix of medical health sciences and working with people. I knew that I had to look into it more!
My junior year I had the opportunity to shadow a SLP in an elementary school setting. It was a phenomenal experience! The woman who was working in the school system was so happy with were she was in life and just had such a passion for her job. The therapy session itself was so fascinating to observe, and I even got to help with it a little bit by playing “Trouble” with the little boy, the SLP’s client. Furthermore, I was able to ask more questions about the field and about the options other than working in a school. I was given the contact information for a Speech Pathologist who worked at a hospital. Though I could not shadow her for privacy reasons, she gave me lots of information and really helped me in my decision to choose Speech-Language Pathology as my major.
And now I’m in college counting morphemes and learning about phonological errors and I absolutely love it!
To all the new students struggling to fit in… Don’t struggle anymore. Just be yourself. There is only one of you so you might as well be it. Do not be afraid to be outspoken and say what is on your mind. If you never branch out and talk to people then your college experience won’t as fun. Don’t expect people to come up to you, you can take the first move and began talking to them. Making friends is not that hard. Just start off with a kind smile and make small conversartion. You will have friends in no time!