Class of 2020: Finding Your Way

Name: Nikki Amberg 
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Alamo, California 
Class: Senior 

Why did you choose your major? 

I came to Texas Christian University unsure what track to choose, but after my speech class, my interest changed and I started to become passionate about communication studies. I enjoy learning about why we do what we do, and was curious as to how interpersonal communication skills are used. I also chose communication studies because there are countless fields of work that revolve around my major.   

What has been your favorite class in your major? 

My favorite class I’ve taken for my major would be Dr. Paul Witt’s Communication and Character course. I enjoyed this course because it made me realize the underlying characteristic traits that are critical for a person to have. This challenged me to rethink my character and helped further understand how to work with all types of individuals.  

What would be your dream job? 

I would like to be an event planner. I’ve always loved planning things and coordinating events. I would specialize in weddings, but offer birthday parties, company events and more.  

Favorite study spot? 

I always go to the TCU Library. When I do work during the day, I sit in the quieter sections to help me be more productive. However, when I really need to focus or have a big exam, I go to the basement and sit in a cubbyhole.  

One thing in your backpack you can’t forget.  

My planner!  If my planner is missing, then I am a lost cause. I keep important dates, homework assignments, exam dates, notes for papers, flight information and daily schedules all in my planner. If you need a reliable, sturdy and organized planner, I recommend Erin Condren’s life planner. It’s life changing.  

What advice would you give to your first-year self?  

Don’t always lock yourself away to study. It’s okay to take a 15minute break every few hours!  

Click here to learn more about the communication studies major at TCU.