As the semester comes to a close, the Class of 2015 will begin to prepare for graduation. I am fortunate enough to say that I will be a part of the graduating Class of 2015.
I have been at SPC for the past two years now. On May 16, I will walk across the stage to receive my Associate in Arts degree. SPC has provided me with so much more than a degree. I have gained so much knowledge, met lifetime friends, and I have been presented with so many different opportunities that have helped me excel in my future career field.
My journey at SPC began in the summer of 2013. Like most new students who are fresh out of high school, I was nervous and paranoid out of mind.
Nowadays, you hear so many different stories about college no one ever really knows what to expect. I had it set in my mind that I was going to have to write a lot of papers and take a lot of tests. I also thought that since I would be attending a community college that I wouldn’t make any friends or join any clubs until I transferred to a university.
My whole perspective changed once I got my first job as a peer advisor at the college. I learned the importance of building connections and opening new doors for future opportunities.
Soon enough I went from not even knowing where my classes are to being involved in multiple clubs on campus. I was a part of the Seminole Campus’ Social Media Team and Student Government Association. While on the Social Media Team, I was responsible for taking pictures at all of the campus events and managing Facebook and Twitter posts for the campus. Having this job actually paved the way for me to partake in a communications internship for the college’s marketing department. This was a huge opportunity for me because the degree I am currently pursuing is in the communications field with a focus in public relations.
I can honestly say that choosing to get involved in the Student Government Association at SPC was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I got the opportunity to meet lifelong friends and participate in conferences that further enhanced my leadership skills. While in Student Government, I experienced different situations that also helped me grow as a person.
Graduating has become bittersweet. I’m happy that I have earned a college degree and am moving on to further my education, but I’m saddened to leave such a wonderful institution. SPC has become home to me. The faculty and staff will stop at nothing to ensure that you fulfill your goals. The resources that they provide for students are endless. I am so happy to be a part of the 2015 graduating class, especially from the one and only St. Petersburg College.
Those who are heavily involved on social media and are graduating, feel free to tweet or add the hashtag #spcgrad to any post about graduation. Your post will be featured on the SPC graduation page and your tweets could be on the Twitter wall at the graduation ceremony at Tropicana Field! Or share some of the social media images to let people know you’re a SPC 2015 graduate!
Best wishes to the class of 2015,