Meet Madeline Robles

What has been your favorite strategic communication class?

My favorite class so far has been Writing and Editing. I think the class gave me a great foundation for my other strategic communication classes and my writing improved so much throughout the semester. I took it with Dr. Ashley English, who is the absolute best. Any class with her is always going to be a favorite.

What do you plan on doing with your strategic communication degree?

I’m not totally sure. I would love to pursue graphic design or something else kind of creative. Most recently I’ve been thinking about how cool it would be to be a flight attendant for a couple of years after graduation before I have to become a real adult. But I really have no idea.

Have you ever pulled an all-nighter?

I have definitely pulled a few all-nighters! I already have a bad habit of staying up late and I end up pulling all-nighters when I haven’t managed my time well enough or I’m just really stuck on an assignment. I feel at a certain point it becomes a better idea for me to just stay up the rest of the night because I probably won’t wake up in time for class in the morning.

How do you prepare for your longest days?

I prepare by going to bed early and waking up earlier than I need to. I think waking up extra early can really help you not to feel rushed and mentally prepare you for what you have to do that day. As often as I can I like to wake up early so I can relax a little before I have to start my day.

How do you study for the most demanding exams or assignments?

I start studying a week in advance and talk to the professor about things I need help on. When I actually start to study, I definitely go to the library because I am so much more productive when I study there rather than my house. I also like to study with my friend who is really focused and she motivates me to keep studying when I really just want to go home.

What is your favorite memory at TCU?

I love football season, so last year, I went to the Oklahoma game in Norman and the Alamo Bowl which were both some of my favorite memories! I also will never forget when Gary Patterson began following me on Twitter.

If you could have one super power, which one would it be?

I would want super hearing so I could listen to people from really far away. I have always been very nosy and I love to know other people’s business.