Nonverbal Communication: Actions Speak Louder than Words

A timeless saying that attests to the importance of nonverbal communication in our lives is “actions speak louder than words.” Whether one hears this saying from a mother, a teacher, a friend, or anyone in any situation, it carries the similar and impactful claim that nonverbal communication is just as important as any other type of communication. In the workplace, communication is undoubtedly important, however, there are several ways that nonverbal communication can speak volumes of someone’s character and work ethic in any career field. The following situations are significant examples of when nonverbal communication is important and why it is important. … Continue readingNonverbal Communication: Actions Speak Louder than Words

Why Your Liberal Arts Degree Matters

The summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college, I switched my major from Language and International Health to English. I had struggled a lot in my science classes the past year, crying over chemistry problems and flipping mindlessly through biology flashcards. Despite knowing I was much more passionate about reading and writing, I felt pressured to force myself through classes for which I had little aptitude in order to work my way towards a respectable career. … Continue readingWhy Your Liberal Arts Degree Matters

When Life Gives You Opportunities, Create Experiences

I originally never paid attention to unpaid student jobs on campus because I did not think that I would be able to manage a job on top of a full class schedule. However, after reading through the two mass emails I received about The Pearce Center and what all their projects included in relation to my major, Graphic Communications, I wanted to know more information about this internship. … Continue readingWhen Life Gives You Opportunities, Create Experiences

Read More Books in 2019: Why Reading for Fun Should Be Your Top Resolution

We’re almost one month into the new year, and that means it’s reached the point of January when New Year’s resolutions are slowly abandoned and forgotten. Rather than letting your good intentions and healthy habits slip away, take a moment to recommit to them. Personally, my resolutions this year include making weekly trips to the recycling center, the usual “drink more water,” and most importantly, to read 19 books in 2019. I believe that setting (and sticking to) a reading goal should be one of your resolutions this year, too. … Continue readingRead More Books in 2019: Why Reading for Fun Should Be Your Top Resolution

Interning in Corporate America

If there is one thing my internship taught me this past summer, it is the value of forming connections and networks. In my time at Bank of America, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Clemson’s Board of Trustees member and Bank of America South Carolina Market President, Kim Wilkerson and on a day to day basis, work alongside Clemson graduates who are high up in their respective lines of business at the bank. In my interactions with these individuals, I realized the importance of growing your network while a Clemson student, utilizing that network post graduation and giving back to the institution that has given so much to us all. … Continue readingInterning in Corporate America

Four Benefits of Taking a Communication Course

When faced with the daunting duty of giving a speech, scared students begin to beg for snakes, heights, and germs instead of standing in front of their peers and presenting. A required course for undergraduates at many universities – including Clemson – public speaking is seen as a terrifying task to many. However, the majority of college students are unaware of the benefits that a communication course provides – regardless of any prior experience and major. … Continue readingFour Benefits of Taking a Communication Course