Student organizations open doors
To help a student prepare for a career after college, the School of Mass Communication has four student organizations that anyone can join; no matter what sequence they follow on their way to a degree.
These organizations will give students a chance to network with other students and professionals in their future profession and to gain experience by working on projects with other students.
â€śBy joining a student organization, students could find a mentor, a future employer, or even a future client,â€ť said Amy O. Barnes, assistant professor and adviser for the Public Relations Student Society Association chapter. â€śYour career could just take off.â€ť
Since the student organizations are associated with their national counterpart, students can also take advantage of the national organizationâ€™s benefits. The national chapters have opportunities for internships, scholarships, and networking at regional and national conventions.
For more information contact the organizationâ€™s adviser or go to the organizationâ€™s Web site.
National Association of Black Journalists
Adviser: Tim Edwards
Annual fee: $40
National Broadcasting Society
Advisers: Mark Giese and Ben Fry
Annual Fee: $50
Public Relations Student Society of America
Advisers: Jamie Byrne and Amy O. Barnes
Annual fee: $41
Society of Professional Journalists
Adviser: Sonny Rhodes
Annual fee: $36