Junior Jackie Salamanca’s passion for communication is contagious. This passion has led her to leadership and involvement opportunities that have enriched her experience as an ISU student, and made her a good example for new communication majors.
Tell us about yourself.
I am from the suburb Lincolnwood, Ill., located on the north side of Chicago. My major is communication studies with an emphasis on organizational leadership. I chose this major because it focuses on the people side of business. I love that this major allows me the opportunity to work in several different areas and not be pinned down to one particular career. I also chose to be a communication major because communication is an important skill to have in all careers.
What is your dream job?
I would love to work in corporate communication because I can see myself working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. A corporate setting would allow me to use and develop a variety of skills. I love how corporate communication also has marketing and management elements.
What organizations and clubs have you been involved in while at ISU?
During fall 2013, I was a part of the public relations and external staff at the student radio station, 103.3 WZND. I am a member of the ISU Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. I am happy I joined this organization for the new and endless opportunities for professional development.
What are you passionate about?
I have a deep passion for communication. I have grown and matured from understanding all aspects of communication. I see the way people work, and it gives me an understanding of how organizations work and most importantly, why people are the way they are. It is this understanding that makes communication a beautiful skill.
Do you have a favorite memory or experience from your time at ISU?
I do not have an exact favorite memory. I would say that each year I spend at ISU becomes an amazing memory for me and in turn a wonderful experience. I think the transformation from a lost, shy freshman to becoming a confident and determined junior has been my favorite experience by far because of how much I have grown and learned.
Questions composed by Allie Trosper
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