The program at Kent State gave me all of the tools I need to be a professional interpreter. It was very intimidating to go out as a professional by myself for a first few times, but I quickly realized I knew what I was supposed to do. I would not have had that if it weren't for my wonderful professors and the interpreting program at KSU. My class was also very tight knit. We would spend hours together talking about our work, class assignments, and how to sign or voice a particular word or phrase. We became a family and we will forever have the bond with each other.