Growing up in rural Kentucky, I worried about attending a school as large as WKU. The schools I attended when I was younger had less than 400 students, but WKU was my top choice due to scholastic and scholarship opportunities. All of my fears, though, quickly subsided as I felt the community WKU offered was a “big small town.” WKU offers something for everyone and I found my place immediately. I also found myself becoming much more curious about the world around me.
While I did not know the career I would select upon entering my freshman year, by my senior year I decided to steer towards law school. My career counselor at WKU suggested I double major in Communication Studies and English Writing, which offered me skills for anything I would have chosen to pursue. I thrived in these fields and graduated with honors. I also was mentored by my professors, one of whom offered me an internship after college. That internship guided me to a law firm that solidified my belief that law school was right for me.
A year after graduation, I entered law school and today, I am a successful attorney in Louisville, Kentucky. WKU set the foundation for my career, and after only practicing a little over four years, I was named a top lawyer in the March 2014 edition of Louisville Magazine and later named in the December 2014 Super Lawyer’s Magazine.
My experience at WKU was one of the best times of my life. College is a time where you find yourself, set your goals, and begin paving the way for the rest of your life. I would not trade my life’s foundation for anything and could not be more proud to call myself a Hilltopper.