Graduate profile: Tricia Jessop



By Desiree Williams

Tricia Jessop graduated from Hamilton Southeastern High School in 2015. Jessop, 21, plans to graduate from Ball State University in June 2019 with a degree in psychological science and minors in business and family and consumer sciences.

Q: What was your favorite subject in high school?

A: My favorite subject in high school was family and consumer sciences because I got to design apparel in the textiles courses. I also liked social studies because it is important to understand history so we can learn from past experiences.

Q: Who was your most influential high school teacher?

A: My most influential high school class was ACP Government with Mr. (Greg) Gastineau because it prepared me for what my college courses would be like, and the course content taught me about the structure of the government. In addition, the course was structured very well, and the lectures were engaging.

Q: What do you miss about high school?

A: I miss getting to see my family on a daily basis.

Q:  Can you tell me about your college experience?

A: I have experienced a lot of growth during my time in college thus far. I am involved with leadership in a sorority, and I currently hold the position of chapter president.

Q: Why did you choose to major in psychological sciences?

A: I chose psychology as my major because it can be applied to many different career fields. I am intrigued by all of the courses this major offers. I am also very interested in mental health and awareness, which is related to psychology.

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My ultimate dream job is to be the CEO of a nonprofit organization, but this would be many years down the road after many years of experience. I do plan on staying in Indiana, but I would like to travel all over the world whenever I get the chance.

Q: What’s next?

A: I am currently preparing for my senior year of college and trying to figure out what I would like to do after graduation.

Q: Do you have any advice for younger students?

A: The most important piece of advice that I have for younger students is to take a chance on as many opportunities as you can. You never know where an opportunity might lead you, and it will either be a lesson learned or an experience gained.

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