I always enjoyed writing, reading and working with young people.
I believe a lot of people assume that the only careers that allow you to help others in a significant way are careers in the health field. I was one of those people. After talking to many of my professors and taking surveys that measured my interests and abilities, I decided that education was the field I needed to enter. I always enjoyed writing, reading and working with young people.
The most rewarding experience studying English has been the exposure I've had to writers and ideas that I've never heard of. That has offered me a myriad of works, ideas and concepts to teach from once I begin my career.
The relationships I share with faculty members work two ways. I can call on them whenever I need help with assignments, advice, references, etc. And they aren't hesitant about seeking student involvement or help with projects, open houses or student presentations.
After graduating, I would like to start working on my doctorate in hopes of becoming a superintendent. If that doesn't work out immediately, I plan on working as a teacher and going back to school part-time to earn my principal licensure.
Nichole Walls, BA '10 & MS '11
MS, Adolescence Education