News St. Joseph — 13 June 2013
Student spotlight: Recent graduate Goebel advises other students not to be afraid to change their college major

by Cori Hilsgen

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Briana Goebel would like to advise students not to be afraid to change their college major if they lose interest or become interested in a different one.

Originally, Goebel thought she would be interested in the pharmacy field. After working in a pharmacy for five years, she decided that was not the career she wanted to pursue.

Goebel recently graduated from North Dakota State University in Fargo with a bachelor’s degree in health communication.

“I wish I would have listened to my gut sooner, to change my major,” Goebel said.

Goebel is currently working as a nanny in St. Joseph for two children ages 4 and 8. She would like to find a job in her field in the areas of patient advocacy or consulting, possibly managing some type of health-care setting.

“After working in a pharmacy for five years, I changed my career path and am now contemplating graduate school in health communication,” Goebel said.

Goebel is the 23-year-old daughter of Dan and Cindy Goebel. She has one sister, Tiffany, 29; one brother, Darin, 26; and a sister-in-law, Carissa, 26.

Fun facts about Goebel:

Favorite subject: During college, small-group communication was her favorite class.

Favorite leisure activity: Playing with her puppies. Goebel has two puppies, Deeno and Dixie. Both are adopted. Deeno is a chihuahua mix and Dixie is a daschund-chihuahua mix.

Favorite music: Country

“It has a home-town feel and it is what my family listens to,” Goebel said.

Favorite movie: A Walk to Remember

“It is relatable and reminds me of the drive I have to help people I care about,” Goebel said.

Favorite thing she likes to help other people do: Organize, clean, re-organize and repeat.

Favorite restaurant and food: Olive Garden and pasta

The thing she likes best about St. Joseph: People like living in St. Joe.

“It has a family feel – people move here and stay here,” Goebel said.

 

Briana Goebel recently graduated from North Dakota State University and would like to advise students not to be afraid to change their majors if they lose interest or find something else they are more interested in studying. She recently graduated with a degree in health communication after first considering the pharmacy field.
[/media-credit] Briana Goebel recently graduated from North Dakota State University and would like to advise students not to be afraid to change their majors if they lose interest or find something else they are more interested in studying. She recently graduated with a degree in health communication after first considering the pharmacy field.
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Cori Hilsgen
Cori Hilsgen

Cori Hilsgen is a contributing writer for the St. Joseph and Sartell Newsleaders. The central Minnesota native is a wife, mother and grandmother. She has a B.A. degree from Concordia University – St. Paul, MN and enjoys learning about and sharing other peoples’ stories through the pages of “The Newsleaders”.

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