If you ask any college senior what they are asked most often they will reply, “What are you going to do after college?” the infamous question with so many answers. As I approach my final months at CUA, I am faced with an immense amount of possibilities. For the first time in 21 years nothing is planned for me. My life is in my own control. I am blessed with a family who will support my decisions, as long as they make me happy. I know that my education here at Catholic has made me well-equipped in my field. This leaves me in a place of limbo. I could move anywhere and do anything; I have no limits. I have been applying for jobs all around the country, in many different sectors. I have even had some responses, and interviews. However, as of yet I have no permanent plans. As of now my short term plans are such: I will spend the summer at my grandmother’s beach house on Cape Cod, as I have done in previous years. There are multitudes of summer positions open in that area. I also have the opportunity to possibly work full time at a theater I previously completed an internship with, located in Brewster, Massachusetts. After that, I am considering returning to the Washington, D.C., area. I have many friends and connections here that may make the transition to “real life” a bit easier. The long term goal is to eventually work for a nonprofit organization that sponsors art in communities, with a specific emphasis on encouraging creativity with youth groups. At this point those are all of the plans I have to report. I expect to hear in April with job responses, so I will keep the blog updated. What I am positive about it this: CUA has provided me with a well-rounded, concentrated degree in Music which makes me well prepared for a career in any artistic or musical sector. When I walk at graduation in two months, I will walk with pride, knowing that my education has allowed me to grow as a person, and given me my independence as a citizen of the world.
– Eleanor Tynan