Q&A: Megan Short – Outstanding Senior in Design

Megan Short at the Spring 2017 Commencement

Degree: BFA in Design, BS in Art
Hometown: Arlington, Texas

Q: What were your biggest challenges being a double major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts?

A: My biggest challenges were time management and just keeping myself motivated. I transferred from another university to Radford so that I could continue playing volleyball and go after the degree I wanted. But due to NCAA rules I had to continue my original degree plan I was already on so chose jewelry as my focus in my art major. Then I added fashion design as a second major, which is the reason I transferred to Radford.

I'm also a work study for the jewelry lab so my schedule can be really tight and overwhelming. So really staying focused and passionate about what I do and being grateful for the opportunities I receive is what drives me to get through the tough times.

Q: What advice would you give to new students coming into Radford?

A: The advice I would give is really make sure you try a whole bunch of different classes and activities. You never know what might lead you to the perfect career for you and getting to meet different types of people is a great plus you should make the most of your time in college.

Q: If you had to pick one moment, either a best moment or most transformative moment at Radford, what would it be and describe why.

A: I think the most transformative moment for me would be actually the first year I got to Radford. I was going through a lot of changes with a new school, new friends, new majors, and a new team but everything finally felt right and I was truly happy that I had finally found a place where everything came together and made sense. My team also won our conference and went to the NCAA's, which was amazing.

Q: What are your upcoming plans after graduation?

A: My upcoming plans are to apply to all the major fashion designers I can and try to get a job internationally. I love to travel and see new places and meet new people!  

May 11, 2017
Leslie King