Graduating Senior: Chelsea Anderson

Graduation is fastly approaching and soon our seniors will no longer on campus every day.  As sad as it, we’re excited for all their future endeavors.  Graduating senior Chelsea Anderson is just one of the many we will miss (especially on our Her Campus team).  Originally from Conway, South Carolina, this communications major and African American studies minor has accomplished a lot during her time at College of Charleston and is ready to take on the world.

What all have you been involved in at The College?  How have these shaped your college experience?

At the College I have been involved in National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Phi Eta Sigma honor society, Lambda Pi Eta honor Society, Her Campus and Martin Scholars with the Communication Department. But the things that has shaped my college experience the most would have to be my involvement with CisternYard News. For three years I have worked with the organization, starting off as a news writer and working my way up to becoming the Blog editor. Considering I want to go into the field of journalism, being part of CYN cultivated my passion for writing and wanting to be an influencer for society.

What do you want to do after you graduate college?

My dream after graduation is to work in publishing, whether it be in Charleston or a larger city such as Atlanta.

How have your professors and classes influenced what you want to pursue after college? If so, how?

My communication courses have helped guide my vision for the future by instilling in me everything one may need to not only be successful, but also the mini stages to achievement. They taught me that your dreams are not going to happen right after college. It takes time. You must network and climb the ladder.

What is something at The College that you accomplished and are very proud of? 

One thing I accomplished was establishing a thriving Blog section for CisternYard.com. Under my control I made the blog into something that is engaging and impactful for the College student body. I hope it remains that way for years to come.

As a future alum of The College, what do you think rising seniors should know? 

Rising seniors should know to take each day as it comes and make the most of it. Every single day of your senior year is important and you can choose to make it as productive or fun as you want. Just don't simply let your days go by without making the most of them. Go to happy hour with your friends. Make business cards. Go out on a Tuesday! Make the most of this time.

As of right now, what are your post-graduate plans?

I plan on staying in Charleston after graduation and getting an internship.

What is one of your favorite memories from you time here that you’ll remember for years to come?

I will remember the great friendships that I have made.

All photos from Chelsea Anderson's social media.