Growing up in Seymour, Indiana, Mackenzie determined her career path at a young age. She hoped to begin her career in schools, first as teacher, then moving into higher positions before becoming a member of Indiana’s Department of Education. To aid in her goal, Mackenzie originally planned to major solely in elementary education.
However, her exposure to other classes inspired Mackenzie to pick up a history major, a discipline she never thought would help her in professional aspirations. Even then, the double-major’s career plans would soon be further altered. During a trip with her public history class, a professional development opportunity, Mackenzie scored a career-altering internship.
“Last summer, I had an internship at the Indiana Historical Society in their education department. It really showed me how much education can go on in our community, and not just in our schools. Now, I might want to do something more along those lines. I know I still want to be a teacher, but maybe diverge a little off the strict ‘teacher-principal-superintendent’ path. The internship exposed me to a truer passion of mine, and that is embracing the community aspect of education.” – Taylor
This shift in perspective reflects the experiences of many Franklin College students. Franklin commits itself to helping students discover their true passions through diverse experiences, even if the students believe they have already figured out their lives.
“Since Franklin is a liberal arts school, I see college as less of a straight line to my intended career, but more of a way to broaden my horizons. Franklin College has taught me not everything goes according to plan, but everything still happens for a reason.” – Taylor
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