Associate Professor Linda Manganello discusses the relational nature of communications and how studying at Taylor can improve your communication skills and prepare you for wherever God has called you.
“Communication is a versatile area of study I have found it to be quite practical for nearly any future vocation. My Interpersonal and Public Communication focus has been extremely helpful to me as I look ahead. The variety of classes offered have provided valuable insights for how to effectively communicate with people in a variety of settings, both relationally and professionally, developing practical application for job interviews, with friends, and in meeting new people.” ~ Miriam Ball '14
Take a Closer Look
Experiences Outside the Classroom
- Semi-regular attendance to the International Association of business Communicators (IABC)
- Monthly lunches with the communication professionals of the Indianapolis chapter
- Semi-annual attendance at IABC's regional conventions (i.e. Cincinnati and Cleveland most recently)
Student and Alumni Testimonies
“I worked at the Wyndham Nassau Resort, a large hotel located in Nassau, Bahamas. At the Wyndham, I got to experience how an organization with over 600 employees runs. Trust me, getting news out to the whole company is not as simple as hitting “send” on an e-mail!
My practicum let me play a part in diverse departments, including Sales (external communication) and Human Resources (internal communication). It helped me understand how each department works alone, and how they all work together. It allowed me to establish relationships with professionals in the city where I hope to work after graduation. Most important – it let me practice speaking, acting, and working like a witness for Jesus Christ, all while doing my job.” ~ Joshua Key '13
“The biggest impact Taylor had on me was challenging the way that I think while preparing me for Christian living. I am so blessed to have gone to Taylor and will forever be impacted by my time there.” ~ Kate Gilliland '09
“Presently I am an HR Administrator for a HRMS company in Atlanta, GA and have recently achieved my PHR (Professional Human Resource Certification). I oversee the compensation, performance management, benefits and recruiting/talent management for a company of a little under 100 people. I am constantly using my Communication training as I create, communicate and implement new policies, programs and initiatives that support my company's overarching goals. The idea that my skills and knowledge are extensions of God given gifts was a key part of my classroom experience at Taylor." ~ Elisabeth Duncan '09
“I came to Taylor without a clue about what I wanted to study or do after college. I learned many valuable things as a Communication major, from how to write effectively and how to prepare and give effective presentations. The classes introduced me to the fascinating study of signs and symbols and their use and interpretation, which was one of the precursors to my current interest in linguistics at the post-graduate level as a PhD student at Indiana University. In my graduate studies, I have found the things I learned at Taylor to be extremely helpful.” ~ Rob '08 and Kate (Yoder '07) Bedinghaus