You know how when you visit a college and your tour guide makes it seem like rainbows and butterflies? That’s actually Top Dog Communication, but not in the colorful winged manner. Top dog Communication is a classic example of getting out what you put in. The best part of the class is that there are opportunities for growth that don’t have a grade stamped on them. Someone who is taking the course for the first time has the opportunity through the beginner’s test to climb the levels of the class: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Another opportunity for advancement is to apply to be a manager. After just one semester of the class, I was able to become a manager for the next academic school year. I was only a sophomore.
Bragging rights aside, this position has helped me in multiple ways. The most obvious of these is the leadership role. As a manager, I have to conduct a public relations campaign and oversee the development of my group members as they create tactics for our client. This task is by no means an easy role- especially being so young. But getting this opportunity has boosted my self-confidence and learning experience. With so many different people to go to if I need help, I’ve grown more than I would have ever thought as a professional.
This class works with real-world non-profit clients who need our help. This changes the game for sure. When completing tactics, it was always a motivational point that the pieces that I’m creating will be put to use by these companies. Who would have thought that a class could give someone so many experiences in just three hours a week? I knew it would be a lot of work but I had no idea that I could gain so much.