As a first-year student, Kelly faced a common problem—she wasn’t sure which major to declare. Her academic advisor came up with the perfect solution for this Cardinal interested in psychology, communications and business: major in organizational communication.
“The field combined all my interests, and it was broad enough to give me lots of career options,” Kelly says. Off campus, she completed an internship with the American Cancer Society and at a small marketing firm in Australia. On campus, she honed her skills on the College Union Activities Board and as an orientation team leader.
Today Kelly serves as a graduate assistant at Western Illinois University while she pursues a master’s degree in college student personnel and student affairs.