Student Spotlight: Emily Hollingsworth

Emily Hollingsworth

Emily Hollingsworth
Major: Associate in Arts

Emily Hollingsworth started her college career at Carroll University with plans to become a nurse. But after one semester, she knew that was not the career for her.

“I liked business and psychology and decided that Human Resources combined both,” she said.

Hollingsworth transferred to College of DuPage mainly for its affordability and location close to home. While at
COD, she also solidified her decision to pursue a career in Human Resources Management.

“My Abnormal Psychology class at COD strongly impacted me,” she said. “I already knew that I enjoyed taking psychology courses, but it helped me realize that whatever I ended up declaring as a major, I wanted that major to incorporate psychology.”

After earning her Associate in Arts degree, she transferred to North Central College, where she double majored in Human Resources Management and Psychology. Hollingsworth finished her bachelor’s degrees and now works as an HR coordinator at Advocate Health Care. This fall, she will start on her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

“I realized after working in HR that psychology is really my passion and I want to follow that and use it to help counsel veterans,” she said.

Thanks to her start at COD, Hollingsworth is looking forward to her future career.

“College of DuPage helped me meet my goals by giving me a good college education at an affordable price,” she said. “This allowed me to continue on to my bachelor’s degree with less debt than most college juniors would have.”

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