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Nadia Quintela Rodriguez

Nadia Quintela Rodriguez Nadia Quintela Rodriguez

QUESTION: Why did you choose to study the Bachelor of Journalism and not another degree?

ANSWER: I wasn't sure what I wanted to study, but I was sure what I didn't like. My personality led me to pursue a degree related to the field of communication.

Q: What led you to study at URJC?

A: By chance I discovered the Faculty of Communication Sciences in the new campus that had just been built in Fuenlabrada. I did not know the university, since it was very new. He gave me the access note to other universities and I started my studies there.

Q: What memories do you have of your passage through it?

A: At the university level, I remember a college that was not built and was not very well known. A few years ago it jumped into the media due to some controversy, but the memory I really have is above all of the teachers, in particular the experiences of the associates who were very interesting. On the other hand, it was very positive to be able to enjoy all the new materials that the University made available to us. I would have liked to enjoy the evolution of the campus and its facilities twenty years later.

Q: What do you highlight the most or what do you value most about your university stage at URJC?

A: It was a vital stage, more than training. I lived in a hall of residence of another university, since I am from Galicia. They were wonderful years, I enjoyed myself, I became an adult, I met interesting people... I remember them as the best years of my life. In my profession, journalism, you learn by working

Q: Would you change anything about your time at URJC?

A: I don't know what I would change, maybe a teacher that I still have in my memory, or the adaptation of training to the world of work... Maybe I would have been interested in a specific subject, although in general I wouldn't change anything.

Q: What did graduating mean to you?

A: I finished my degree in six years, because I had been working since the third year, so finishing meant closing a cycle for me. I was very busy with work and didn't have much time.

Q: Was it easy to find a job after finishing your studies?

A: I found work through internships in the third year, at Onda Cero, so it was easy for me to get them, with program collaborations, although the working conditions were bad. In three/four years they were improving.

Q: How do you imagine yourself professionally in five years?

A: I currently work in Santiago de Compostela managing communication and marketing at Centro Estudio Oposicions. I would like to continue growing in terms of knowledge, since my profession covers many areas, communication merges with marketing. I imagine having a better salary and a position of greater responsibility.

Q: Do you plan to continue studying soon?

A: At the moment I am self-taught since I don't have much time. I read what I need and what family and professional life allows me. I try to be up to date.

Q: As an Alumni of the URJC, what advice would you give to students who are finishing their studies at this university?

A: They shouldn't worry about the academic record, the profession is learned by working hard and they should take into account that at the beginning the salaries are very bad. On the other hand, doing a master's degree is important but it doesn't guarantee you anything, what does guarantee you a job is gaining experience. They have to come out wanting to learn. If you ask me, if I would study Journalism again, the answer is yes, but they have to be open to exploring all areas of communication. There are many options, communication is much broader than what they tell us in the race, that do not focus on the media, for example, public employment offers many options that are not known.