My time here at ECU has been some of the best years of my life, and I can’t believe that in just a few short months, it will be ending. My name is Samantha Rice, and I am a senior majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in English. This May, I will be leaving ECU and standing on the threshold of the “real world”. My past four years here have flown by and I feel like it was just a few weeks ago that I was moving into my dorm freshman year.
Coming from a small town in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, I didn’t know anyone at ECU. But the more time I spent here, the more life-long friends I made. The people I am closest to today are the ones that I have met while at ECU. Once I got the hang of college classes, I found that it was easy for me to excel here. I am proud to say that there hasn’t been a semester were I didn’t make some kind of Honor’s list, and believe that is mainly because of the excellent instructors I’ve had here. My professors at ECU wanted us to exceed and were always there for help when we needed it. My professors and advisers even helped to get a great internship on ECU’s campus and what I’ve learned while there as been invaluable.
As graduation approaches, I’ve been seeking out and applying to jobs and can say that I feel totally prepared to enter the working world after my time here. My classes have helped me to develop so many skills and I have learned so much through my internship. While I’m nervous about what the future holds, I know that everything will work out because, as Johnny Depp said, “Life is good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a Pirate after all.”