For my Honors First Year Experience Class, we discussed as a class what it takes to fulfill our research competency. We all had different definition to research. We all, also had no idea where to start when developing our research competency. I see research as answering new and challenging questions and then being able to explain my findings so other people can understand my findings. I learned that research is a learning process and that someone must learn and develop their leaderships skills overtime to develop their maximum ability. I also learned that research needs to be something that is innovative and important, so that the answers to research questions lead others to discover more unanswered questions. Research benefits me as a Mass Media student, because it gives me the opportunity to strengthen my information literary and information synthesis I need to know for my major. Through this essay I describe and analyze my view on my development of research. This essay reflects upon my findings of my research skills, and how I will use them while here at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Honors: Leadership and Interpersonal Communication Research Essay
For my Honors Leadership and Interpersonal Communication class, we discussed as a class what kind of leadership problems could arise when we are in our future leadership roles or positions in our chosen career paths. We all had different choices on future career paths and it was interesting to see all the problems and questions that we all could come up with. It was our assignment to research the question and problem and develop a leadership philosophy and interpersonal communication tactics that would help solve them. I learned that as a leader in my field I could come across many different problems. I learned that it is best to be unbiased and open-minded when approaching a problem in the field of media. This research paper did a good job in helping me understand how to handle a leadership role in my chosen career. I really enjoyed this assignment and I am looking forward to furthering research with the professor from this course to further my research competency. Through this essay I describe and analyze my research on a problem that a leader can encounter in the field of journalism, and how their interpersonal communication skills and leadership philosophy can help solve the problem . This essay reflects upon my findings on research I found, and how I will use them to further my research competency while here at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Multimedia Research Final Project
For the classes in my major I need to do a lot of research on topics to get reliable information for the articles and stories I write. I need sources and ways to double check my findings especially if number are involved. In my Writing for Multimedia classes were were given half the semester it create a huge media project created from many smaller multimedia projects. After they were completed they were put together to create a media website. It was my job to find a topic with a wide access of information but concrete enough to be under one main topic. I chose the Languages Department at MNSU. I research Spanish Club, their study abroad options for students, and I created a map of all the Spanish-speaking countries students and faculty have lived or been to. I learned that as a leader in my field I could come across many different problems with facts and making sure that what I write is unbiased and true. This research project did a good job in helping me understand how to handle my communication in a leadership role in my chosen career. I really enjoyed this assignment, and I am looking forward to furthering research topics related to research in my field of journalism and how people reach to journalists like myself. This project reflects upon my findings on research I found, and how I will use them to further my research competency while here at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Honors Communication Final Presentation
Another class I took to fulfill my credits to complete Honors with Distinction was the Honors Professional Interviewing and Communication course. For the majority of the class we worked on our interviewing skills and presenting in front of small groups and large groups. The second half of the semester we focused in smaller groups to create a business and follow the different types of communication strategies business use to build clientele and advertise. My partner and I created a business called Exploring Borders that advertised to college students or young adults with little money that want to go on vacation but didn't have the time to plan one. We then communicated with other businesses, groups in our class, to further develop our image as a business. I learned in this class what it takes to professionally communicate in a business setting especially when it comes to making allies to make your business more successful. We researched our target market and the best ways to strategize our adverting media. I learned that as a leader in my field I could come across many different problems with media and communicating with businesses as a journalist. Some can see my as a noisy reporter that won't get facts right. I need to make sure I am a professional communicator during my interactions with businesses and business people. This research project and presentation did a good job in helping me understand how to handle my communication especially with businesses in a leadership role in my chosen career. I really enjoyed this assignment even though it was a lot of work in a small amount of time. This project reflects upon my findings on research I found in the field of business communications and target marketing, and how I will use them to further my research competency while here at Minnesota State University, Mankato.