As someone who identifies so closely with her major, I can often pick up on some of the differences between myself and my business/pre-med/engineering friends. For those of you who didn’t know, I’m currently a junior majoring in Advertising and Public Relations, which is part of my university’s Communications school. Through my experiences in its academic organizations, classes and internships (along with my interactions with other Communications majors!), I have noticed key similarities among our little group.
If you are majoring in Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism or any other form of Communications — or if you have a close friend in one of these majors or professions — follow along and see which of the following signs are applicable!
The Friday Five: Signs That You’re A Communications Major
1. You find yourself mentally correcting people when they say things that don’t comply with AP Style.
2. You live-tweet about the commercials during the Super Bowl instead of actually watching the game.
3. “Diversifying your portfolio” has nothing to do with personal finances, and everything to do with clipping unique samples of your work to show potential employers.
4. You study the menus at your favorite chain restaurants — not because you’re interested in the food, but because you want to see how those restaurants implement their brand standards throughout their food and beverage menus.
5. Because you are relatively active on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, you consider yourself the ultimate social media guru.
Readers, what are some signs indicative of your major?