I Found My Niche At Ferris State University
Student Name: Katie Gilligan
School: Ferris State University
Major: Public Relations
“My name is Katie Gilligan, and I’m a senior in the Public Relations program in the College of Business at Ferris State University. When I first came to college, I felt extremely lost because I had chosen a major I knew would make my parents happy, but not myself. As my friends around me become more passionate and involved in their majors, I couldn’t help but feel stuck, lonely, and disappointed. It wasn’t until I decided to go through recruitment my freshman year of college that lead me to where I am now.
If you would’ve told me that I would be the woman I am today because of 60+ new friends/sisters that I’ve gained from my sorority, I wouldn’t have believed you. I’ve received awards, scholarships, an internship, officer and Vice President positions, and most importantly, a support system filled with an overwhelming amount of love and graciousness.
Because I joined Alpha Sigma Tau when I did, I was able to become inspired by alumnae that actually inspired me to choose my major in Public Relations. Watching these women be so confident and powerful in a major they loved so dearly inspired me to take the leap, which I’ve never looked back from.
If I had to give an incoming freshman advice, it would be to take the leap and join something out of your comfort zone. Even if it isn’t Greek life, find a student organization that holds value to you and interests you — you won’t regret something you’re passionate about, plus you never know what it could bring!” – @katie.gilligan
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