Communication - Student Spotlight

cas_pfauJodie Pfau
Double Major: Communication, Theatre

"Good communication skills are valuable in any field in which you're working with people. If you can communicate your ideas well to just about anyone, you won't be misunderstood or misconstrued - and you can really go places. In the Argument and Advocacy course last semester, we focused on techniques for delivering persuasive speeches for various audiences, how to speak from the heart, and the differences in male and female communication. The skills I learned have already helped me become a more effective speaker and feel more confident in how I present myself. After graduation, I'd like to pursue a career in public relations. Fairfield University is so close to New York City, so I'm looking into a job with one of the major networks based there."