So what did I end up choosing for my career? Or at least what degree would I go to college for?
The answer is...
This degree is every kids' absolute dream job, well maybe not, but it is something that is all around you. It's on your clothing, it's on your car, it's on every package you purchase whether that's a toy or food at the grocery store. It's between the songs on the radio, and every TV show you watch... In fact you could argue it's the reason TV shows are made, to sell more of this...
What is this?
Marketing, advertising, promotions!
I went to get a degree in marketing at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
Okay so maybe not every kids' dream job. It's not a very glamorous sounding degree I know, but I knew that it was stable, that I could get a job at one of the two major companies in central Illinois; Caterpillar and State Farm. (Indeed upon graduating I had offers at both of the companies.) I knew I could make a career of it, provide for my family, and be creative.
I ended up selecting a company called MultiAd. I wasn't there long though, before suddenly I got a call to work for a company that would change the trajectory of my life.
In fact newly married I turned to my wife and asked do you want to move to Colorado?
To this day I can not remember applying for the job they called me about. A job that had nothing to do with my degree, or chosen career field. No indeed, I would find myself in IT (information technology) at a company called...
Want to know a secret?
My interest in marketing, and how to indeed market books, became core to The Quest for Truth series' very cover designs and even the titling of each and every book in the series.
Maybe you have already noticed this very cool feature. Take your Quest for Truth books, put them in order from left to right starting with Taken and ending with Hope, and with their spines facing you.
What do you notice?
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You can also scroll down to reveal the super cool secret.
Scroll to see the spines of The Quest for Truth!
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