What I learned from Medill was more than I bargained for. It’s prepared me for an unexpected and exciting career path I didn’t anticipate nor really imagined for myself. But, it’s been such an exciting ride. My best piece of advice while at Medill is to soak it all up and in. The soft and hard skills you learn will of course prepare you for the obvious — a newsroom, an editorial beat — but it will also prepare you for success in a variety of other fields. If working as a journalist, in media, is your goal — go for it. But, don’t be forlorn or feel your time was wasted if that isn’t the path that unfolds for you. I guarantee what you end up experiencing will be 100 times better than you thought was possible.