Communication & Leadership
Class of 2021
How are you using the CLD skills that you learned at Moody in your current role?
CLD prepared me for the different types of leaders that exist in the world, and taught me how to work effectively with each of them. I was encouraged to be a leader in my own right, whether I was an entry-level employee or a CEO. I will always remember the lesson of creating your own brand, maintaining brand integrity, and marketing yourself to the world the same way a company would to a client. The skills I gleaned from CLD have supported me in conflict resolution, ethical participation in business, and advocating for myself.
Why did you study CLD at Moody?
I was looking for a double major to accompany my Theatre and Dance degree, and CLD had a courseload that was a perfect complement. The entire major revolves around interpersonal skills and human interaction; skills I could strengthen as an actor. As I moved further along in the degree, I realized how applicable the lessons were in any career trajectory I was going to embark on.
Were you involved in student orgs on campus?
I was in a sorority as well as an active participant in the UT Department of Theater and Dance productions. I was also a member of the Leadership Education and Progress (LEAP) Seminar program.
What advice do you have for #TEXASMoody students, particularly CLD students?
Now is the time to take risks in your career! Try out different roles - finding out what you don't like is just as helpful as finding out what you do like.
What do you miss most about Moody College?
I have wonderful memories from my group projects within CLD! It was a great way to connect with classmates that I might not have had quality time with otherwise.
Now is the time to take risks in your career! Try out different roles. Finding out what you don't like is just as helpful as finding out what you do like.