Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick

“But meanwhile it is flying, irretrievable time is flying.”    -Virgil

That’s exactly how I’ve felt over the past few weeks as a graduating senior. ‘Where has the time gone?’ Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely not a poetry buff nor have I read anything from Virgil since high school AP courses. However, it always feels like time is just flying away. But while time is irretrievable as Virgil puts it, the memories of past times certainly are not.

And yes, the title of this blog is the open verse of ‘Time after Time’ by Cydni Lauper…Don’t hate

This post is chance for me to look back at the time I have had as Communication Studies major. I have learned so many things and gained a better understanding of who I am through this major.

It is through Communication Studies that I’ve come to find a home. What makes this major and department so great is the fact that the students and teacher in it can almost be considered as family. Just think of all the group projects you have worked on, what type of friendships have come from those groups. There are professors in this major that I consider to be my mentors. In the Communication Studies everyone is allowed to express themself, or that’s what I’ve learned in my Adv. IMC class (I think we scared some of the Intro to IMC students at the TED event). But that is the wonder of Communication Studies, it is a major about effective and professional expression.

The Communication Studies major has allowed me to combine two of my professional interests. Public relations has always drawn me to the profession due to its emphasis on creating relationships. I also have an interest in marketing. However I thought it was impossible to combine these two, and I would just have to choose one or the other. In Communication Studies that is not the case. Integrated Marketing Communications emphasizes the strengths of both professions into one. I have greatly enjoyed learning about brand marketing, and how you relate that brand with publics from Dr. Persuit (I am one of the lucky few to be her first class at UNCW).

I must thank Communication Studies for not only providing me a home of learning, but also providing me opportunities to advance my life. I will be attending the NCSU Communication Graduate School in the fall. I look forward to continue my education about the subject to better myself and the major.

Finally, remember that little section about group work and creating long lasting relationships. Well I am the success story. I met my fiance, Holly Souther, my freshman year in COM 110 Public Speaking. We then were COM 200 group mates. While it’s true that happened two years ago in my sophomore year, I believe that created a foundation for what Communication Studies is mostly about, relationships.

So thank you Communication Studies, but remember this is not a good-bye…it’s simply a see you later.

-Jesse Bazemore

5 thoughts on “Lying in my bed I hear the clock tick

  1. It’s encouraging to see how much you have gotten out of Communication Studies at UNCW. I also am interested in PR and Marketing and IMC really helped me to figure out more specifically what I would like to do with my life. Speaking of time flying, I am only a sophomore and I already feel it flying by. It is scary to think that only a year ago, I had all my college years ahead of me and now I am half way through. I hope I can make the most of it and the major like you did!

  2. I can imagine how you feel right now even though our situations are probably not even close. I am an exchange student in UNCW and this such amazing experience here will end in two weeks from now, after that I’ll head back to The Netherlands to finish my last year of college. It’s kind of unbelievable sometimes how time flies, indeed. To me, it feels like it was just yesterday that I graduated from my high school, and now I am almost in the end of the road that opens up to the real world. I agree that Communication Studies does open up my world, it combines perfectly a wonderful package of the subjects that I have always been interested in: social studies, design, media, people, psychology, language, and the world.

  3. As the other half of the success story, I have to agree. I believe that through the last 4 years at UNCW, we not only have been a part of a major, but part of a family. You really grow to have lasting relationships with your classmates and professors that completely change the college experience for the better. Without this I don’t believe I would have enjoyed college nearly as much. Although, meeting the love of my life in public speaking was just a bonus. Who knew what effective communication could bring 4 years later…

  4. Throughout my four years her at UNCW, I have switched my major twice and it wasn’t until I changed it to Communication Studies that, I too, felt at home. I have become a more social person, and have been able to define myself a bit more. Although I am not graduating in May, I can still understand the concept of time “flying”. This is a great song that you have chosen and I think that it defines your situation, as well as mine perfectly.

  5. Graduation is not an ending, is always a start of a new beginning. When we graduated from elementary school, we’re ready to go to Junior High.. From Junior High to High school.. and then University.. And now what? Do we have to work? Do we have to sit behind that desk 8 hours a day? It’s all what we choose – that’s life. Life is all about choices.
    When a chapter closed, another one opens. Write your chapter the way you want it, don’t let anybody do the biography of you.

    “So if we get the big jobs
    And we make the big money
    When we look back now
    Will our jokes still be funny?
    Will we still remember everything we learned in school?
    Still be trying to break every single rule”
    – graduation/ vitamin c.

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