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Hear from Exploring Students at Morningside College

Last updated November 09, 2018

 Do YOU have an exploring story to share? We would love to share your experience with other students!

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"I landed a job within my interest area freshman year and with the help of career services. However, after the first few months at the job I realized that I could not see myself pursuing it as a life long career. I went back to the drawing board, talked to my adviser, and found new interest areas to pursue. I continue to tweak my four-year plan as I find new things I want to pursue and discover that some paths weren't the right fit for me. Exploring different options is all a part of finding what you're passionate about. Don't feel like you're behind because you haven't found a definitive answer yet, there's still time. I felt like I was behind because I didn't start working on my Business major until this semester. Turns out I'm on track and already have the capability to get internships, as I landed a marketing internship at a law firm this fall. With the help that Morningside has to offer the opportunities are endless.”          

–Maggie ‘19


Pictured above: Maggie (left) started an internship at
Jumpy Monkey Coffee to develop her skills
creating marketing and social media content.

"Starting my Morningside career as an exploring student was a nerve-racking experience, but with the help of the Morningside community I was able to discover not only my major but also my passion.  Having the opportunity to register for a range of classes urged me to try things I wouldn't have otherwise, and become more involved on campus. After a year of exploring, I found my passion for political science as well as unanticipated interests in gender studies, legal studies, and philosophy."

–Ally H. ‘21 



Pictured left: Ally was a swimmer for Morningside and visited
the NAIA National headquarters in Kansas City.





"Starting out as an education major, I never expected to change majors; however, I ultimately changed to business after long discussions with my adviser Alex Watters. As a freshman I had a lot of ideas for future careers, and Alex helped me pick classes and listen to what I valued. Since freshman year I have gotten heavily involved on campus. Currently I am involved in wrestling, Omicron Delta Kappa, Business Honors, business peer mentor, E-group, Resident Life Assistant, and have had a few internships. Wrestling is one of the main reason why I chose Morningside. However, I am very thankful to have been able to get involved in so many organizations and club to meet new people. My future career goal is to sell real estate and own real estate property, and Morningside’s career counselor Stacie Hays was able to help me land a commercial real estate internship, which has the potential to lead to a future job after graduation. My Morningside experience has been full of campus involvement, which has lead to friendships and great memories that I will cherish forever." 


–Nick M. ‘21

Pictured above: Nick (in the orange) went with the
Entrepreneurial Group on campus to a
conference in Tampa, Florida.