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I Once Was Lost…

I never saw myself as a potential art student until I was a junior in high school. That was the first time I voluntarily added “Art 1” to my schedule. I proceeded into senior year with “Art 2” and developed an interest in it as a career. After high school, I realized art as a career might be easier said than done. While I attended Northern Virginia Community College, I found myself lost in where exactly I was going to take my learned art and design skills. Who was going to hire me? I had fleeting thoughts of an advertising job, but knew not how to go about obtaining one. I grew concerned about my future. When I learned about George Mason University’s SoA program and worked a paid internship last summer, I saw a light at the end of the tunnel. The SoA so far has leveled me up from what I picked up during my NOVA years, and the company I interned at is looking like a great career opportunity. I now have a concrete idea of what I will potentially be doing after graduating GMU next year.