Class of 2020: Double major made the most of his college experience

Class of 2020: Double major made the most of his college experience

Congrats Class of 2020

Connor King

What’s your major(s)? 
I am a double major in Management Information Systems and Mass Communication.

Connor King
Connor King

Where are you from?
I am from Atlanta, Georgia.

What activities have you been involved with during college?
I served one year in my Residence Halls Community Council and one year as a Community Advisor for University Housing. I worked for the Sports Information Department during my entire five and a half years at GC. I completed the three programs in GC's Leadership Programs with Emerging Leaders, the Leadership Certificate Program (LCP) and the Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) program.

What was your favorite class/professor and why?
My favorite class was Newscast Production with Dr. Jim Schiffman in the Department of Communication because I discovered my passion for working as a television news reporter, something I hope to pursue as a career after graduation.

What would you say has impacted you most during your time in college?
I feel that the professors have played a huge role in my education at GC. The professors here are open to hearing opinions from their students to improve the overall experience and they are open for discussion outside the classroom in their office hours or around campus.

How have you dealt with the challenges of the pandemic?
The pandemic has been difficult because there are minimal social interactions these days, but I have felt that the adjustment to synchronize online classes went well and professors remain open to student interactions through a virtual environment. The job search is tricky with no in-person job fairs and networking events, but it is important to utilize connections and attend virtual events to find job opportunities during a pandemic.

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to work full-time after graduation, then eventually go to graduate school.

Anything else you’d like to mention?
I have very much enjoyed my five and a half years at GC and even though the Class of 2020 has an unprecedented ending to our undergraduate careers, I will never forget all of the memories I have from my time at GC.