Over the course of the past year, it’s more than an understatement to say that we have lost much. Too much. But the one thing that we have not lost is our voice. Washington Adventist University’s main task is to prepare its students for the world at large, creating competent and moral leaders. One key element of that undertaking is to ensure that students know how to use their voices for change effectively. Communication is essential to that aim, for every department at WAU.
Knowing how to communicate effectively is a skill that is crucial to any field that a student may wish to pursue. It matters on their resume, during their job interviews, and in everyday life. Students will learn how to use the best tools to communicate successfully, whether that is oral, physical, or written language. It is important to know how to form persuasive arguments, informative speeches, and, overall, discourse that leaves both parties with a new understanding or perspective to consider.
WAU also does its best to create a space for students to feel empowered and become confident communicators. One way WAU does this is through its Intro to Communication course. This class is offered to all students because it is a gen-ed and a necessity to graduate. Courses like Intro to Comm encourage students to hold that confidence within themselves and will aid them in forming and articulating the right words to get their message across.
Communication is also inherently about knowing how to use your voice to speak out about issues that need to be addressed and discussed. Breaking down barriers around issues like racism, sexism, and all the other -isms is a big step in ratifying the conflicts in prevalent social issues. Speaking out about all of our current issues in the political, economical, social, and cultural world starts with courageous and powerful communicators. With our proximity to the nation’s capital, WAU provides access to a wealth of key spokespeople and facilitates discussions on current issues and how students can use their communication skills to empower communities, inside and outside of the classroom.
Washington Adventist University is dedicated to ensuring that every student has access to the tools and resources they need to succeed. Communication is a valuable skill that will help students to be well-rounded, compelling public speakers and know the best ways to share and exchange information. It also will avail them of the tools needed to let their and other voices be heard. Communication is Ready For You!