The Class of 2019: Six Questions with Taylor Boser

Name: Taylor Boser

Major: News and Media Studies

Hometown: Geneva, Illinois

Why did you choose Texas Christian University?
I started off at a small school in Iowa and while I was there, I realized that the school wasn’t giving me what I wanted, so I looked into journalism programs and I found TCU’s. I fell in love once I stepped on campus and everyone I met was so friendly. I instantly knew this school would be the best fit for me in the long run.

What drew you to the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and the journalism program?
Since I am from Chicago, I had to do a lot of online research about the school and the program. The website was very informative and showed me real-life examples of what school would be like if I was a journalism student here. When I did come to visit, the professors that I met were very helpful in letting me know what college would be like if I was here and told me about the hands-on opportunities I would have.

What was your favorite journalism class?
Newscast was my favorite journalism class. I took it for two semesters and it allowed me to be hands-on and do things that I wanted to do in my future career. I was able to get feedback on all of my work which helped me become a better journalist. This class also gave me some of the best friends that I have today.

What made you decide to get involved with TCU360, the student-run news site?
I was involved with student media in high school so I knew that I wanted to continue this in college. I was a little nervous getting involved since this was a much larger audience than in high school, but being around other journalists was something I knew I wanted to be involved in. My favorite part of TCU360 has been the people I have met. I was able to lean on other staff members and my advisor to make me a better journalist.

What was the most memorable experience you had at TCU?
This is a really tough question to narrow down to one experience, but I was able to go live on Facebook and anchor the election show with another student from our Newscast class. It felt like a real-world experience and it was good practice for covering events in real time.

If you could, what advice would you give your first-year self?
I would emphasize to make the most of every situation and every experience. You really never know what moment is going to have the most impact on you in the future.