Love talking to people? Consider communication

Bachelor of Communication student Indyah Tava'e conducts an interview for an assignment.

Second-year Bachelor of Communication student Indyah Tava’e says she loves people and hearing the stories they have to tell. For the Future Leaders Scholarship recipient, a communication degree has been the perfect fit and she can’t wait to put everything she is learning into practice. She explains why.

What advice would you offer those considering a communication degree?

Do it! Communication is basically how this world turns. This degree allows you to understand how much more there is to communication than you ever imagined. Come into it with an open mind and you’ll find yourself understanding more about yourself and the world around you.

What drew you to the Bachelor of Communication?

My love for people – I love hearing people’s life stories! Being able to see different perspectives through conversation is amazing. I really want to further my understanding of communication between people. That was a big part of my decision and why this degree has been a perfect fit.

Why Massey?

I thought Massey offered more opportunities than anywhere else. Within the classes, they definitely give you a taste of what the real world is like through practical excercises.

I applied for, and received, a Massey Business School Future Leaders Scholarship, and being part of the Business Future Leaders Programme has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had at university.

What are the key skills you’ve gained so far?

I’ve learnt so much, but a key thing is critical thinking. Allowing others to criticise your work and vice versa can be scary, but it’s a crucial skill to have in any field of work. I’ve found that healthy, constructive criticism really helps you grow as a person.

What’s your dream job at this point?

A Bachelor of Communication opens up so many options and I know I’ll go through a lot of career changes in the future. That’s why I’m not really worried about the actual job I’ll have when I finish this degree – I just want something that makes me happy. I want to learn new things, gain real-life experience and take the opportunities as they come, which I’m sure they will.

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