Moving from college to career:
I loved film, so I decided to major in Radio-TV-Film. While it was interesting, I wasn't loving it; especially the production part. During my sophomore year, I saw an ad posted at my dorm seeking freelance writers for a publication called The Austin Student (it was a Daily Texan alternative started by former Daily Texan employees - it is now defunct). I decided to go for it. I was accepted as a writer for them and did some freelance writing for them, and loved it. I was mentored by some great people there, and they quickly asked me to come on as an associate editor. I moved up and became the top editor. Sometimes it was hard to juggle with school, but I loved it. I realized my calling was in journalism, but I found out it would take me an extra year in college to officially switch majors, so I stayed in RTF and pursued journalism on the side. I got special permission to take J315, the basic journalism course, to really learn AP style and some other core skills. I did editorial internships at Tribeza and Texas Monthly. My first job out of school was in journalism. All with an RTF degree! My RTF degree required me to take some basic communications classes, which helped me feel like I got a good communications background.
When I was getting tired of my journalism job (it was in a niche industry I found that I wasn't too interested in), I knew that I loved travel. I found a copywriting position at a travel company here in Austin, and later I was promoted to be the Marketing & Communications Manager. Writing is still my primary job, it's just in a different context now.
I always knew I liked to write - in high school I helped start an alternative school newspaper. For some reason, I never thought of it as a career for me. When I wasn't into the RTF thing as much as I thought I would be, I started looking for other interests of mine, and that was one of them.