Questions with Audrey Jones

Name: Audrey Jones 
Major: Communication Studies 
Hometown: Los Altos, California  

What drew you to Texas Christian University
I applied to a bunch of colleges in different states and after I got into TCU, I toured the campus and really fell in love. I was originally a business major, which also drew me to the school. But overall, I fell in love with the campus right away.   

How did you decide that communication studies was the right program for you?
Originally, I was a business major with a communication studies minor, but after my Interpersonal Communication class, I switched to a communication studies major, and I’m so happy I did. I really enjoy all the classes that I’ve taken so far as well as the professors.   

What has been the most impactful experience for you in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication? 
My favorite class I’ve taken is definitely Interpersonal Communication. I had Dr. Kristen Carr, and she really sold me on becoming a communication studies major because she did such a good job connecting what we were learning in the textbook to her life and our lives. Something else that I really like about the Schieffer College is that I’ve met people that I hang out with outside of class now.   

What is one quality or characteristic you have that has helped you do well at TCU?
I think that I’m pretty determined, and when I set a goal, I really try to reach that goal. I found myself kind of struggling in the business school and I made sure that I didn’t give up, which is why I switched my business major to a minor. TCU really expects a lot from its students, and I think that determination is key to doing well in classes  

Who has helped or guided you the most in your education?
I would definitely say my family because my sister graduated from college, so she knows the ins and outs of what to expect while you’re in college. My dad has also been really helpful because he helps me put things into a real-world perspective. 

What is the most important thing you have learned so far? 
I think that one thing is being open to change. I’d never been to Texas before I came to TCU, so that was an impactful transition for me. I also didn’t know anyone coming to TCU, so it’s really important to be able to branch out and accept challenges and changes that come.   

How has your communication studies education benefited you in other endeavors? 
I have been the president of the Environmental Club and I think that many of the different communication classes I’ve taken have helped as I’ve spoken with so many different types of people and organizations. It’s important to know how to communicate with people and being in a position of leadership is not something I was used to. Through Interpersonal Communication and Communication Theory I’ve learned how to be a better leader and communicator.  

What is your favorite thing about Fort Worth?
I love the size of Fort Worth. It is a city and can feel big, but it also has a small-town feel. I also love how everyone who’s from Fort Worth is absolutely in love with it. They’re really dedicated and passionate about where they’re from.   

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