UAMS

From January to April of 2017 I had the opportunity to represent UA Little Rock’s Applied Communication department as an intern at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  This was a wonderful experience, as I was able to apply many of the skills and principles learned in my degree (how we can use … More UAMS

Talking to Dad

Accomplishing Communicative Goals This section highlights my ability as a leader to work with others to co-create goals and collaboratively problem solve situations. I also explain how I evaluate and improve my own communication strengths and weaknesses. Talking to Dad About six months after I started leading a kids small group at my church, the … More Talking to Dad

Capstone

Influencing Discourse This example shows how I can use my communication and research skills to frame and evaluate personal, local, national, and global issues, in order to productively respond to those issues. I am an advocate for applying best practices in communication within various contexts.   Capstone Paper and Presentation As my graduating project for my B.A. in … More Capstone

Active Listening

Embracing Difference This example shows how I embrace differences between others via active listening and positive communication. I respect diverse perspectives and the ways those perspectives influence communication as well as adapt my communication in a different cultural context. Active Listening One semester I had two classes with an older lady. In both classes she … More Active Listening

El Centro Day Camp

Accomplishing Communicative Goals This section highlights my ability as a leader to work with others to co-create goals and collaboratively problem solve situations. I also explain how I evaluate and improve my own communication strengths and weaknesses. Co-Directing Kids Day Camp One summer I helped direct a summer day camp for kids in a Hispanic … More El Centro Day Camp

Phonathon

Influencing Discourse Influencing discourse is understanding the importance of communication in everyday life by using communication and research skills to frame and evaluate personal and local issues. This example illustrates how I applied positive communication in my university setting. Phonathon Fund Drive Each year The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) holds a month-long … More Phonathon

Mealtime in Costa Rica

Embracing Difference This example shows how I embrace differences between others via active listening and positive communication. I respect diverse perspectives and the ways those perspectives influence communication as well as adapt my communication in a different cultural context.   Mealtime with Host Family When I studied abroad, one challenge I experienced was mealtime in … More Mealtime in Costa Rica

Speech of Fact

Developing Messages The ability to develop messages showcases my ability to adapt messages to different purposes and contexts. This speech shows I was able to adapt my message to convince an audience of students that the lack of volunteers at a certain organization was a problem. Speech of Fact      One of the first … More Speech of Fact

Peer Feedback

Analyzing Messages The following example illustrates my ability to actively listen, think critically, and respond mindfully to messages. Giving Feedback to Peers In most of the Applied Communication classes I have taken at UALR, we give feedback to each other on our assignments, specifically papers we write. This is something I have done numerous times, … More Peer Feedback