Vanguard University senior and Communications/Public Relations major Kayla Limón expresses her thoughts on being so near to graduation. As she reflects on her four year college experience, she mentions her freshman year being the most memorable. She quotes, “I only really got a year and a half of in-person learning, but being on campus was very memorable, I was always out with friends and just did a lot.”
When asked about her post graduation plans, Limón states that she has already secured her post-grad job at a local PR Agency called ‘Reveille’ in Costa Mesa. By the time she graduates, it will be a year that she has been working at this agency that she’s been able to gain a lot of experience from. Regarding her near future and the unknowns that follow, she describes her current emotions as “Fear, but excitement.” In a lot of different ways, graduating college is like starting over.
She quotes, “A lot of change is happening right after graduation. In my personal life, moving, work, and just figuring out what God wants for me.” She also reflects on the sadness of sending off lifelong friends as they embark on their own journey across the globe. “The normalcy of my friendships is going to change soon and that’s hard,” she states.
The soon-to-be graduate gives advice to her past self and any college students by encouraging them to “Get involved, if there’s something going on on-campus, just show up! Even if it’s awkward at first, just show up and meet new people.” In doing this she explains how she has been able to navigate different friend groups to eventually find the one that includes her best friends who she hopes to have for a lifetime.
In the years to come following post grad, Limón hopes to live out of state, be living on her own, and remain open to new things. With work, she aspires to continue working her way up in the PR world and eventually open up her own agency in the distant future.
To Vanguard’s soon-to-be graduates of 2022, remain steadfast in hope that the best is yet to come!