Entering my Romcom era
Some parting thoughts from recent grad, and newest full-time staff member of the CU Denver Enrollment Communications & Strategies team, Elise Nguyen.Aug 19, 2022
Elise is a recent grad who earned a BA in Communication and has already secured a full-time staff position with the CU Denver Enrollment Communications Team.
As I’ve gotten closer to graduation, I’ve been a lot kinder to myself. I’m a perfectionist when it comes to my work, and often times I struggle with completing something if it’s not perfect. Sometimes, you just gotta do your best, even if it’s not always the best, if that makes sense.There have been semesters where I’ve worked three jobs because I wanted to bolster my resume, taken 18 credits because I wanted to graduate sooner, and taken classes that were simply too heavy for me mentally. Everyone has different limits and work ethics, but I think it’s just important to know yourself and to remember that anything can happen during a semester that could overwhelm you or throw you off track. Challenge yourself, but also plan for the what-ifs.
Whenever things got tough, I always told myself that the sooner I got done with school, the sooner I could enter my romcom era. Not necessarily for the love aspect, but just being able to live my life and not worry about homework or Canvas ever again. Obviously movies are not realistic models to follow, but I’m just saying the best romcoms are post-grad.
I’m just really excited to be done and to apply what I’ve learned to my professional career! I can’t technically say goodbye to CU Denver just yet since I landed a great full-time position with CU Denver’s Enrollment Communications & Strategies team as a Digital Strategies Specialist. In this role I now run social media and content strategy and have a large hand in web development initiatives which ties so well with my Communications and Digital Studies work.