After attending the National ACT conference all I could think about was that the future of ACT and Ag Comm was bright. Several schools were in attendance but I couldn’t be more proud to be an Ag Comm major at the University of Illinois.
It was great to meet and see so many students that were passionate about their major. The most interesting thing is that each person was passionate about completely different areas of the major. It was refreshing to hear where people wanted to take Ag Comm and to learn about all of the different outlets the major offers.
After attending the ACT professional development conference I realized that I truly love my major because there are endless amounts of opportunities and a million [okay sorry I'm exagerating a little] paths where the Ag Comm major can take me in terms of a career. The conference made me wish I got involved with ACT sooner because of all the stories I heard from other students and the industry professionals. It also made me realize that Ag Comm could be one of the most versatile majors any University or College could offer but only if the student puts in the work – one of those “you get what you give” type deals.
Hmmmm and I guess I’ll end on some advice for the younger Ag Comm majors: get involved sooner because the more you’re involved, the more you will figure out what you’re passionate about and what you want to do career wise. Oh, and never forget that little phrase you were told when you were little “you won’t know until you try it”
Danielle “Yes, Everything is bigger in Texas” Schaffrath