StMU Media Production Class Fall 2016

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Arredondo-Class

St. Mary’s University Media Production Class Fall 2016

From top left to right :

Hodge, Sydnee S. // Jauregui, Sara Y. // Adcock, Steal L. // Grohman, Troy A.  // Ortiz, Leslie // Gonzalez, Daniela // Arredondo, Claudia J. // Dahlquist-Bauer, Joseph R. 

From bottom left to right:

Morales Escudero, Carmen R. // Basaldu, Holly S.  // Zepeda, Alexis I. //

Wu, Chao Lan // Xu, Ye Lu (Paris) //

Vera, Isabel

I Jump Head-First Into my Future

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This semester already feels different, it’s the first semester that I’m taking major and minor specific courses since I am no longer in the SET program. I hope that in this course I’ll be able to use what I learn in my assignments in an efficient matter. I’m really excited to go out and talk to people and really get a sense of how other people think here at St.Mary’s and I’m excited to learn how to and use new programs that I have never worked with before. I hope that this course will help me open up a bit more and become more confident, because if I’m being honest, for someone majoring in speech communication, I’m quite shy. I’m no longer that outgoing girl who wanted to become an engineer.

I’m very impatient, so patience is going to be something that I need to work on a lot in this class. I like to see things get done quickly and when they don’t I tend to get frustrated, so I really have to work on being a little more patient. I know that in the long run it’ll help me. I’ve also never done anything involving media production so I will be learning new things, I will have to dedicate a lot of time to get things how I want them to be. I am also a perfectionist so that is also a challenge sometimes since I tend to spend a significant amount of time trying to make things as close to perfect as possible. I will just have to focus on making sure my assignments are done ahead of time. This course relates to my career because visual communication design is one of my minors, I don’t know how I will use this course in my career but I know that I will be using it for personal use. I’m glad that I changed majors and that I am now in speech communication because it gives me a chance to do what I enjoy doing. I’m thankful for the opportunities that I have encountered here at St.Mary’s and I will take everything that I will learn in this class so I can make a positive impact.

About

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Claudia Arredondo is a sophomore with a speech communication major and a visual communication design minor at St.Mary’s University. she enjoys talking to people and sharing her love for fashion design, NASA, crafting and her favorite band The 1975Arredondo-Mugshot.

Ever since Arredondo was four years old she had seen herself as an engineer, but that changed after her first semester at St. Mary’s when she realized that she didn’t enjoy the lack of creativity that the engineering program entailed. When she finally realized that engineering wasn’t for her, she ventured out of the STEM program that she had known all of her life and stumbled upon the school of humanities where she found her calling.

Arredondo plans to graduate in May 2019, and although she doesn’t know what the future holds for her, she is sure that she will be able to make a difference. She doesn’t know what she will do, but she might find herself working for NASA, in the fashion industry or even in the music scene. Only time will tell, but for now, you can find her around campus looking for new things to do.