Hi all, my name is Jason Brown but most call me Jay. I am a student at Longwood University and I am majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration of Mass Media. I live in Prospect, Virginia. I am a struggling college student and by that I mean, I go to school and maintain a job in the fast food industry. Balancing the two is hard enough but when you add in a social life, it gets even harder. However, like I’ve said many times, there are no dull moments in the life of Brown.
When it comes to my experience with interpersonal communication and that I mentioned that I’m in the fast food industry, my skills are ever changing and expanding. Since I’ve been in the customer service industry for years and years, I’ve learned about the variety of customers that one in the industry can encounter on a daily basis as well as ways to interact with such customers. I know that we’ve all had rude interactions with customers or even people that you see in public, communication is very important in such situations. That is why I’m thankful for taking classes at Longwood University. I learning more and more about communications every day.
I’ve also learned a lot in my Communication classes such as learning to having a “conversation” in Public Speaking 101 as well as conveying the intended message in media from the class of Print and Digital Design 251.In my public speaking class, we had to get up in front of the class(which we hardly knew) and talk about what we knew. Four months or so have passed and the classmates became like family and friends and we had to redo our speech about what we knew. However, this time, it became like a conversation. I was always the shy and quiet guy, but that class helped me learn the importance of public speaking. In my Print and Digital Design class, the goal was to learn how to convey the right and intended message to the public with media such as newspaper, magazine, website, etc. It was a very fun class and it helped me build this website. By taking this 310 Interpersonal Communication class, I hope to have my horizons broaden in the communication aspect. I know there is so much more to learn and apply to daily life and honestly, I’m eager to learn something new.