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10 Years Later…

by Lauren on October 14, 2014

in Academics,After College

If there’s one thing I know, it’s that a lot can change. As kids we foresee a certain future for ourselves. After all, our teachers and parents used to ask us all the time, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Now us college students know that the future is a term that comes with a lot of baggage. Our future is not just a career but a place to live, a decent job, perhaps a family… All these things factor into our future and honestly, it can be a bit overwhelming. It is also pretty exciting, no doubt. And despite my previous hesitation when it came to the question “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” I suddenly had a change of heart and reached for a pen and paper to plan out my life.

Fontbonne has already helped so much. Freshman year was a great year to explore, discover, and “feel out” what kind of path I wanted to take. I think we all have a general idea of what we want, and Fontbonne has helped me connect the dots. Maybe it is best put this way: I had to determine the “why” and Fontbonne helped me to determine the “how”.

I planned out the next nine years of my life (which would make me 29) and I tried to come to terms with reality. I considered the jobs that I would have, the money it would take to secure a small apartment if I shared it with a friend, etc. In ten years I will be 30. On the paper, I so cleverly labeled age 30 as “The Dream Job Years.”

In ten years, I hope to be working in a job, for a company, that I absolutely love. My dream is to be a Visual Development Artist for DreamWorks or Blue Sky. Working for a company like DreamWorks would mean moving to California. So, in ten years I see myself in California, hopefully living with a few friends, and working at DreamWorks, drawing, designing, and thinking for a living.

I can only hope that The Dream Job Years are good to me. At the very minimum, I want to be financially stable. I want to wake up and want to go to work.

I firmly believe that my Fontbonne degree will get me there. Sitting in my design classes I realized that I absolutely love what I’m doing. My teachers are excited to teach, and love what they do. I want to carry that knowledge with me and put it to good use. Fontbonne has already inspired me to do what I love. I can’t wait to see what the future brings!

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Abby Towle

Down the Road

by Abby Towle on October 14, 2014

in Academics,After College

Fontbonne Alumni Reunion Weekend is this weekend, which is the inspiration for this post. Where do I see myself in 10 years?

10 years from now I will be thirty-years-old! Wow!

By that age I hope to have graduated, have a career that I love, and be settled into a family. I am pursuing a degree in elementary education here at Fontbonne University where they have an outstanding education program. In an ideal world, I will graduate with my class in 2017 and become certified to teach elementary education! Hopefully I will secure a job at an elementary school somewhere around Clayton, Mo., or back home near the Twin Cities in Minnesota. I want to inspire kids each day to follow their dreams and I want to be there for them every step of the way. Also, by age thirty, it would be nice if could be financially stable and have paid off my student loans by then. :)

With a degree from Fontbonne University I will be able to take the world head-on. By obtaining a liberal education, I will have knowledge and be skilled in many different dimensions such as writing, math, biology, physics, religion, and philosophy. I can take what I have learned here and apply it to the “real-world” where I will be on my own. I both excited and scared for what the future holds, but I cannot wait to see what’s in store for me. Hopefully I will be coming back to Fontbonne many, many years from now for an Alumni Reunion Weekend and will have many fantastic stories to tell you all!

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Tim

This is the new year

by Tim on September 11, 2014

in After College,Career Paths

It is my last semester here at Fontbonne. It is starting to kick in that I will be starting a new adventure after this. I have grown since I transferred here — about myself and about others that I care about. Here is a list of things that  I have discovered since I began here.

  • i can trust my friends
  • when you are taking a class with Dr. Sommer, you have to give a lot of details
  • teaching is not for me, but writing is for me
  • enjoy the little things in life, like walking to Walgreens or Bread Co on a nice day instead of driving
  • having hope is a good thing to have
  • teachers want to help you graduate

I began thinking about what will happen after December, which is kind of scary for me. Here is another list of things, only this is what I want to accomplish.

  • see the last The Hobbit movie
  • adopt a beagle
  • get a job
  • kick off living on my own with one of my best friends

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I have decided that my goal for this semester is to just do better. What I mean is that i want to do better in classes, do better at work, just be better overall in my entire life. If I’m doing something I want to put all my effort into, in turn creating a better body of work for myself so everyone can see it. What I truly want to accomplish is the feeling that I did everything I could to make a better life for myself.

So you ask how I will get there right? Well all i can do it get up every morning and put effort into any and everything. Nothing beats a fail but a try! I will be better because I will try everyday and because I believe in myself. I will become a better me. :)

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Happy New Year!!!

by Lizzie January 31, 2014

Chuc mung nam moi!!! Translation: Happy Lunar New Year!!! Or Chinese, hehe. Hello, again, everyone. I hope you’re all happy and healthy out there! Things have been pretty okay lately for me. Well, except for the bitter coldness not too long ago…I have never been so impatient for spring to come! But I’ll deal with […]

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New Year, New Me.

by Marki January 24, 2014

I know I am extremely late with the whole “new year” posts, but now I finally have time to share about how things are going to be different for me in 2014. I have coined 2014 the year of work. From working in my classes to working in the theatre, this year I am becoming […]

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I Smell Summer

by Alumni Posts May 1, 2012

These past weeks have been quite stressful on me. I could let things get to me, be upset, or have a mental breakdown. OR I can make myself to-do lists, and I can have the mindset of I CAN DO THIS. Once you tell yourself you can’t do something, then you won’t. It is not […]

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Final Weeks at Fontbonne

by Conner April 30, 2012

The warm weather of the last few days has been a reminder that summer is almost here, and that my first year here at Fontbonne is almost over. There has been a lot of end of the year activities the last few days at Fontbonne. Today, of course, is Denim Day, a day dedicated to […]

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Positive Things Ahead

by Alumni Posts April 30, 2012

I am on a journey to finding myself and creating a new environment around me, mentally, spiritually, and physically. I have been doing very well in my academics and plan to continue to keep my grades up for the rest of the year, since I will be at Fontbonne this summer and fall semesters. I […]

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End of semester..How about next year?

by Lizzie April 30, 2012

Can you believe it? It’s already the end of the spring 2012 semester! Wow, my freshman year of college has flown by so fast. And I’ll tell ya, I’ve had great experiences with the campus, organizations, and friends! For the 2012-2013 year, I have a goal of focusing 90% of my time into my schoolwork. […]

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