The Benefits That Derive From Being a Communications Major

The Benefits That Derive From Being a Communications Major

If you are one that loves creativity, writing, business, planning, and sports... then Communications is the major for YOU.

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Many people find it difficult to commit to one major due to their love for a variety of different subjects, I am one of those people. Since I have a strong passion for creativity, writing, business, planning, sports, etc. I choose to be a Communications Major in order to hit each and every one of those subjects. While others may view it as a negative, a wise professor at Fairfield University portrayed to me all the positives and benefits of being a communications major and it truly influenced my decision.

1. Social Interaction

While many people want to sit behind a desk, that is not who I am. I grew up with a job that required a lot of social interaction with customers. Being polite, happy, and helpful is a way to make others happy with the service that is received. By being a Communications Major it is assisting me in learning more about these skills and how to make someone happy, whether it is in the workplace or in one's social life.

2. Choosing a Minor

Every communications major tends to specialize in one type of field but is not tied down to that specialization. I chose marketing because it hits the business part of my passions along with the creativity and in a way planning. I could sit behind a desk all day if I wish or I can interact with colleagues along with customers. The possibilities are endless when choosing a minor that is just right for you.

3. Variety of Job Options

Many people perform the same type of job for their entire career. As a communications major, I have the option of changing jobs without having to go back to school. If someone goes to school for Finance, they will most likely be doing finance for the rest of their lives and the same goes with nurses, accounting majors, etc.. The freedom of being a Communications Major is that it allows for me not to be relieved from stress and offers me plenty of paths to go down in my future. Communication is in every business, whether you realize it or not.

4. Communication Skills

Reflecting on the variety of classes I have taken over the past two years, I have gained an immense amount of lifelong skills; such as public speaking. I was always nervous in front of crowds, but this one specific class taught me to be calm, collected, and confident in front of a crowd. It also taught me how to read and understand others in the workplace, this is a great quality to have in order to please your customers and get along with colleagues.

Moving forward, communications is a growing field and I see it first hand here on my campus at Fairfield University. The classes offered are growing, more professors are being hired, and students are happy with where they are. Do not let anyone get you down for being a Communications Major because the benefits are infinite.

Be yourself, express yourself, find what you love, and explore what you love.

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To The Girl Who Had A Plan

A letter to the girl whose life is not going according to her plan.
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“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley

Since we were little girls we have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We responded with astronauts, teachers, presidents, nurses, etc. Then we start growing up, and our plans change.

In middle school, our plans were molded based on our friends and whatever was cool at the time. Eventually, we went to high school and this question became serious, along with some others: “What are your plans for college?” “What are you going to major in?” “When do you think you’ll get married?” “Are you going to stay friends with your friends?” We are bombarded with these questions we are supposed to have answers to, so we start making plans.

Plans, like going to college with our best friends and getting a degree we’ve been dreaming about. Plans, to get married as soon as we can. We make plans for how to lose weight and get healthy. We make plans for our weddings and children.

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We fill our Pinterest boards with these dreams and hopes that we have, which are really great things to do, but what happens when you don’t get into that college? What happens when your best friend chooses to go somewhere else? Or, what if you don’t get the scholarship you need or the awards you thought you deserved. Maybe, the guy you thought you would marry breaks your heart. You might gain a few pounds instead of losing them. Your parents get divorced. Someone you love gets cancer. You don’t get the grades you need. You don’t make that collegiate sports team. The sorority you’re a legacy to, drops you. You didn’t get the job or internship you applied for. What happens to you when this plan doesn’t go your way?

I’ve been there.

The answer for that is “I have this hope that is an anchor for my soul.” Soon we all realize we are not the captain of our fate. We don’t have everything under control nor will we ever have control of every situation in our lives. But, there is someone who is working all things together for the good of those who love him, who has a plan and a purpose for the lives of his children. His name is Jesus. When life takes a turn you aren’t expecting, those are the times you have to cling to Him the tightest, trusting that His plan is what is best. That is easier said than done, but keep pursuing Him. I have found in my life that His plans were always better than mine, and slowly He’s revealing that to me.

The end of your plan isn’t the end of your life. There is more out there. You may not be the captain of your fate, but you can be the master of your soul. You can choose to be happy despite your circumstances. You can change directions at any point and go a different way. You can take the bad and make something beautiful out of it, if you allow God to work in your heart.

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So, make the best of that school you did get in to. Own it. Make new friends- you may find they are better than the old ones. Apply for more scholarships, or get a job. Move on from the guy that broke your heart; he does not deserve you. God has a guy lined up for you who will love you completely. Spend all the time you can with the loved one with cancer. Pray, pray hard for healing. Study more. Apply for more jobs, or try to spend your summer serving others instead. Join a different club or get involved in other organizations on campus. Find your delight first in God and then pursue other activities that make you happy; He will give you the desires of your heart.

My friend, it is going to be OK.

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This Is Not Your Typical Break-Up Survival Kit

just a mixture of two typical cliches that work best together.

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Everyone has been through a break up at some point, even if it's a friend break up. We've all been there and the truth of the matter is, it hurts. However, as people say, time will make it better. And it's true, all you have to do is take care of yourself and love yourself and things will eventually work out.

1. Comfortable clothing.

At some point during a relationship, fancy clothing is replaced by comfortable clothing. This does not mean to throw on a tight short dress. Instead, to make the transition easier and smoother, attempt to wear cute and comfortable clothing to slowly remind yourself of your self-worth.

The key item to do this is on the underwear. Ladies out there, doesn't lacy lingerie increase your self-confident? After that, it's all about adding more and more clothing items that boost your confidence and say 'see you later' to those sweatpants!

2. Aromatic candles.

Candles are not necessary for romantic set up. They can be used to meditate, do yoga, to relax and take bubble baths while drinking champagne. It makes the setup for a calm self-pampering night, furthermore reason to add face masks and comfortable clothing in the basket! Make sure to avoid scents that could potentially remind you of your ex. Funny twist: grab the candles with hilarious names!

3. Funny mugs.

Humor is the best medicine, and a cup holds your favorite drinks is the perfect combo to start your day! Drink your favorite drink in your favorite new mug and have a little laugh.

4. Homemade item.

Mirror with a positive quote, a calendar full of empowering reminders, and keep in mind that others love you. Take the time to sit by yourself, or with friends, and work on DIY projects to keep busy, even if it's creating a small calendar.

5. Drinks and snacks

Tea! Coffee! And chocolate to give them the boost when they are feeling down and a bottle of wine because it gets stuff at times. I would prioritize more non-alcoholic drinks since it's not healthy in the long run. Drinking tea also allows you to relax and keep your mind at peace.

For snacks, sometimes comfort food and candy is a must. Just take the time to enjoy yourself, who cares about anything else!

6. Face masks

Nothing can go wrong with face masks, after all taking care of your skin says loving and it's fun! The good thing is that you can do it alone or with your friends, with a drink and watching a movie or on a bubble bath as mentioned above (point 2). The beauty of face masks is that it reboots your skin's health. We all love a natural glow.

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