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Student Blogger: Follow the yellow brick road

February 15, 2011

Vannessa Vargas

By Vannessa Vargas

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy had to follow the “yellow brick road' to get to where she belonged. I’m following my own “yellow brick road' to get to my dream career. In the past year, I got my first internship and a blog writing position.

I never thought I would be gaining experience so fast. When we’re little, we always think, “When I grow up, I want to be a __________.' Then we grow up and realize it’s not so easy finding which career you belong in.

It never occurred to me that I could actually choose a career in writing/directing/producing. It’s seems like such a make-believe career. Yes, it’s risky. Very few people actually make it, but in this time of my life I realized I needed to find my direction and joy. When I decided to go for what I wanted, I realized those were the things I was really interested in.

I decided to pursue a degree similar to my interests. I wasn’t able to get a film degree, so I decided to get the next best thing: media production. I figure it’ll be a good thing to be well-rounded. It’s in my best interest to not only know the creative aspects of writing, but the technical aspects of video production as well.

So far, I’ve been really lucky and have gotten some great offers. I know this road will not always be sunshine and rainbows,but that’s OK. At least I will be pursuing something I love.

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