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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Posts Tagged “Exploratory”

Press Conference Time

Today I feel like I should be giving a press conference. Finally, I feel like I have come to a decision. If you did not know I was an Exploratory major. This means that I am undecided, but unlike other schools Butler really tries to help you figure out what best fits for you. I have taken numerous personality, strengths, and work surveys/tests to see what best fits me. I have noticed many things from these and just the classes I am taking.

The same thing keeps popping up no matter what test. I am a communicator. I love talking to just about anyone and knowing about them. Also I noticed that my strengths are not really in the sciences or maths. I have never had a strong suit in any of these and because of that I have realized that my writing is my strongest area. Although I may not be the strongest writer I see that I have room to grow and I am excited about that!

So what am I declaring in? I have officially decided to become a Public Relations major. Here at Butler my major is not called PR but instead Strategic Communications with a focus in Public Relations. I think I have known that this would be my major for a while, but I was too afraid to declare. Last night while looking through all the different majors Butler has to offer I realized that any major I liked was in the College of Communications. It did not make sense to me why I was afraid to declare, when all along Public Relations was my main choice.

Even though a lot of people say that the personality tests, strengths tests, job tests, and job shadowing did not help them I think it helped me tremendously. I am so grateful for all the people in my life that helped support me and encourage me. From now on I can say I am a Strat Comm major instead of Exploratory, and that for me might the biggest accomplishment of my semester/year.

My certificate for declaring!

Tell Me What To Do

As an exploratory major I honestly have no idea what I want to do. People always say, “you must have some idea” but I really don’t. Being undecided was a huge reason as to why I chose Butler. This may confuse some people. Let me explain.

The exploratory program is really great at Butler, yes it is a program, being exploratory is better than being undecided at other schools because your advisers and faculty really help you try to figure out what you want to do. I am currently in the exploratory class, which is LC 103. This class allows you to take skills test and personality assessments to see what your strengths are. It also allows you to job shadow in areas where you would be interested. On top of that speakers from the different colleges at Butler come to speak to you about their college and what majors are involved.

On all my tests I always test high in leadership and communication. This is not that shocking to me but some skills can be shocking! The other day I scored sort of high in creativity. I really do not think I am creative at all.

So if anyone has any idea what I should do with my life please inform me. Until then I will be exploring my options here at Butler, until hopefully end of sophomore year when I really want to be able to decide.

Since this week I have no homework, I have been finding a lot of extra time to find really dumb YouTube videos. Basically without homework I do not know what to do with myself…

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