TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)

In case you were wondering from the title, this is my goodbye post. Well, my farewell post or something. Since I graduated I will have to say goodbye to the best job I’ve ever had, being a blogger for Cyclone Life. I got started here back in summer of 2010, and I’ve had the privilege of writing about my experiences at ISU ever since.

Looking back at my time as an undergraduate I can say that I have changed a lot since I first started here. I know my Cyclone Life boss (HI AMANDA!) would definitely have to agree with that. Once upon a time I was a relatively quiet, almost shy kid from Minnesota. Something changed though. I found my family at ISU and I grew into the somewhat strange, outspoken, and funny (I’ve been told this is true) person I am now.  People always talk about how college is about finding yourself, and I think I would agree. However I would argue that the beginning of finding yourself is when you’re least expecting it to happen.

My time at ISU as an undergrad has given me so many great opportunities. From traveling to New York to watch the football team play in a bowl game, to the internships I have had; it is because of ISU that I have been able to take advantage of so many wonderful things. However, my time as an undergrad has come to a close. The next step of my journey begins in January when I begin my adventure as an ISU grad student. I will be pursuing my Masters in Industrial Engineering, with an emphasis in advanced manufacturing, ergonomics, and food science. Outside of grad school I’ll still be interning over the summer. This summer I will be working with Pepsi Quaker in Chicago!

So many good things have happened, and I am thankful for my experiences. I could not have made it this far without the love and support of my parents Jay and Anne, and my sister Alie. To the rest of my friends and family, thank you for being there for me during the entirety of my undergrad journey!

To you the reader: thank you for being with me over the past 3 years. I hope you’ve enjoyed this as much as I have!
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Signing off for the last time,
Melissa

P.S. PSYCH! Did you really think this was my last post? I may not be blogging as much, but I’ll definitely still be around to write. You can’t get rid of me that easily! I’ll be updating  you every once and a while as to goings-on at ISU and grad student life. See you around! 🙂

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