How Inigo Changed My College Career
By Kait Leo
As a second semester senior, you cannot wait to be done with school and finally start the career you’ve been working so diligently towards for the last four years. However, with that excitement is an equal amount of reflection. You begin to think about memories, friends lost and friends gained, and experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life.
For me, Inigo was one of those experiences. College was filled with a lot of successes and failures; lots of clubs tried that I liked, but didn’t love. I was struggling to find that thing; that thing you are passionate about, that thing that you can talk about for days and not say a single negative word, that thing I love.
I stumbled across Inigo in the fall semester of my junior year. I was discussing an assignment with my professor when the conversation casually moved from the assignment to, “Have you started thinking about the future?” As many of you can relate, those words are some of the most terrifying words for students to hear. I think the idea may have crossed my mind once? I very well could have given the typical answer; you know the one you give to your judgmental aunt who gives you a look of concern every time she asks you, and said, “Yeah, I think I got a good idea.” In that moment, I didn’t feel like giving that answer. I put my hand to my face and whined the words, “I have absolutely no idea what I want to do, and nothing I have found really inspires me or makes me excited about it, I literally have no idea.” She then said, “Have you heard about the student agency?” From that moment on, my career at Loyola changed.
Now here I am, a graduated senior, and speaking about Inigo to every public relations professional that I have encountered. Inigo sparked that fire that I had been looking for within the past three years of my college career, and it has made me a better student. I am grateful everyday that I was put with these peers, who push me day in and day out to learn more and bring my best to the table, every time. I have learned more in the past year than I have within the past three. I will always look back at this experience and remember it (positively), for the rest of my life.