Isaac Soto '21

Major: Communication
Minor: Graphic Design

What made you choose this major?

The endless possibilities and career choices. I also enjoy building relationships and this field is all about making connections. With the skills I’ve gained throughout college I can go into a variety of fields and being a good communicator with interpersonal communication skills makes me an asset to any work environment.

How has what you’ve learned prepared you for your future?

I’ve learned how to be flexible and adaptable. I’ve also learned how to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in your chosen industry. I’ve learned that you have to always evolve in the communication profession to be successful and to compete.

What opportunities have you had to work closely with a faculty member and what impact has that had on your education?

I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Dr. Imes during my Capstone project. Working with Dr. Imes helped me progress through a course that was initially difficult for me. She helped me lean into all the skills I possess to push through it, and that experience made me a more confident person.

What’s a unique experience you’ve had relating to the coursework for your major?

I took a podcasting class that was fun and informative. The class taught us the art of audio storytelling. It also took me out of my comfort zone when I had to interview random people on the street to tell a compelling story via sound. It was a great experience that I will never forget.

How has Carroll enriched your growth as a person outside of the skills you’re learning in the classroom?

Carroll has taught me a lot about empathy. It has taught me that as a student of color, I am privileged because people like me want to go to college but don’t have the means or access. Through Carroll’s CCE program and cultural classes I’ve developed a will to help other people, like me, go to college and have the same experiences I’ve been afforded.

Why did you choose to attend Carroll University?

I was attracted to the size of the university. I’ve never had more than 30 students in one class and that has always allowed more one-on-one time with the professors and the chance to build personal relationships.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

You may think some things are impossible, but if you keep chipping away at it, little by little, you can accomplish anything.

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