For many students, college is a place to find their foothold in the world. NBC News' Kate Snow — a graduate of Cornell University — is one of those people.
For Snow, it was a career-defining decision.
"I entered Cornell thinking I wanted to study the science of communication, but once I got involved I had a mind switch where I thought, 'Wait a minute. Maybe broadcast journalism is kind of interesting to me.'"
Watch the video above to learn more about what drew Snow to the Ivy League institution, the musical group she performed with and her advice for the parents of incoming students.