Meet HC Wyoming: Jamie Bridenstine

Name: Jamie Bridenstine

Major: Communication with a minor in Military Science

Class Standing: Senior

Role in HC: Social Media Chair

Why did you join HC?

I needed a creative outlet for my writing. I was a closet writer who wrote stories on sites like Wattpad. I was also really close with the CC at the time, and she told me they needed a social media person. That is exactly what I want to do with my degree.

What do you love about HC?

What’s not to love about HC? There are so many diverse writers and articles that pop out- not just in HC Wyoming. I like branching out on our website and reading the various articles.

What’s the most valuable piece of advice you’ve received?

Praise in public, and reprimand in private. It’s better to make others look good in front of everyone else, because it boosts people’s confidence. If you make others look like idiots in front of others, they will only beat themselves up over it.

What fictional place would you most love to visit?

The Hunger Games. Just kidding. Well….

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Super strength, because why not?

Are you usually early or late?

Another piece of advice someone gave me… If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late, and if you’re late, you’re fired. I’m always at least 5 minutes early.

Favorite college course so far?

Public Speaking. It really set me on the right course to change my major to Communication. I love speaking in front of people.

What’s your typical restaurant order?

For the appetizer, I always get a Spinach Artichoke Dip. And then something with French fries. Probably a beer for the drink, and then I come home and eat ice cream.

What is your favorite show to binge watch?

Grey’s Anatomy.

Where is your favorite place?

The mountains.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

It has always been a dream, and will soon be a reality, that I will be an officer in the Army. In 5 years, I’ll be living up in Washington in a great Communication job- that part I haven’t figured out-and have at least two more dogs.

What is one item you cannot live without and why?

What came to mind first was my phone, but that would mean I rely too much on technology. I would be lying if I said my phone isn’t glued to me. So, what I absolutely cannot live without would be a paper and pencil, because I always like writing my ideas down before I forget them.

Favorite Food?

Pizza. Hands down.

What is one thing about college that you wish you knew before you got here?

The freshman 15 is real. I wish I had eaten better and hit the gym more often, because I’m making up for the mistakes now.

Why should someone join HC?

If you want a place where you have a creative outlet, and where people appreciate your writing, you’ve found the right place.