Class of 2021: Katie Negron
Name: Katie Negron
Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire
Major: Strategic Communication
Originally from Nashua, New Hampshire, Katie Negron is a strategic communication major and a minor in both Spanish and criminal justice at Texas Christian University. Alongside her academic affiliation with the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, Negron is a member of Greek life and the TCU Athletics marketing department.
Negron said she came to TCU because, “I wanted to try something different than the East Coast.” Her father and cousins also attended TCU, so she said she always knew about the school. She decided to pack her bags in 2017 and try it out.
Negron chose strategic communication as her major because it sounded open-ended. She thought she could use her degree to do whatever she wanted and liked how it is one of the more selective programs at TCU. When she’s not in class, you can find her in a study room in Moudy South. “The study rooms are my favorite place to study and work on projects with my peers,” she said.
As a strategic communication major, Negron has become a member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and Ad Association. “My favorite class has been Dr. Joshua Bentley’s Law class because the class was wicked interesting,” she said.
One of Negron’s most memorable experiences at TCU was studying abroad with the Strategic Communication department in 2019. She went to Edinburgh, Scotland, and London, England. “It was the best month. I was able to learn about communication and marketing tactics in countries besides the United States,” she said. “I got to know a ton of amazing people and I’m very thankful for the month I spent abroad.”
For Negron, every professor she has had in strategic communication has had a positive impact on her. The faculty and staff have improved her communication abilities and have given her tools to be successful in the real world. Her favorite professor has been Dr. Karen Lindsey. “I loved her Strategic Writing class and she is one of the sweetest, most encouraging teachers I’ve ever had,” Negron said. “The faculty and staff of the Strategic Communication department have great people with stories and lessons to learn from.”
As a TCU Athletics student marketing intern, Negron hopes to gain enough experience to one day work either for a sports team or an organization in their marketing and communication department. She has also considered going to law school and applying her law degree towards her passion in the field of athletics.
Negron encourages anyone who is thinking about majoring in strategic communication to go for it. “It’s such an interesting program with extra things to offer like study abroad, ROXO (the student-run ad agency), PRSSA etc.,” she said. “Also, every professor has so much knowledge and advice to share because of their real-world experience. The classes are engaging and allow you to apply the concepts and ideas you’re taught.”
Click here to find out more about being a strategic communication major in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication.