Strategic and Organizational Communication - Extracurriculars

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Opportunities for application and practice (projects, practica, and internships):

Labs on campus

Students have a number of opportunities to extend their coursework through relevant labs and research groups directed by the faculty, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • SONIC
  • NNSI
  • ATLAS Lab
  • Social Media Lab
  • CollabLab
  • Community Data Science Collective

Students can participate in research projects for course credit or as an extracurricular activity.

Student group opportunities

In addition, there are a number of student groups on campus that offer opportunities for students to apply their skills including:

Student Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations
Campus Catalyst
ISBE
e@nu Speaker Series
and A&O Productions

Internships

At least one one-quarter internship is required for the module. Strategic and Organizational Communication Module students can seek internships in relevant industry, governmental, and non-profit organizations.  Many module faculty have contacts in these organizations and can help students establish connections.  Students are also encouraged to work with the module advisor to identify a suitable internship.

Community Building Activities:

Students and faculty affiliated with the Strategic and Organizational Communication Module will be invited to talks in the existing MTS, TSB, and SONIC speaker series, which feature a regular program of experts on many aspects of organizations and communication. Top students from the module may be nominated to meet with the speaker in group meetings or over meals.

Capstone projects will be presented as part of the annual capstone showcase for Communication Studies modules.

A quarterly lunch meeting allows module students to meet with the module coordinator,  advising staff, and one or two module faculty members. The purpose of these meetings is to update students on new courses and other goings on, allow them to ask questions, and provide a forum for informal faculty interaction.

There are a number of other opportunities and activities that are offered on a quarterly basis for module affiliated students, including panels on applying to jobs/graduate schools, field trips, and documentary screenings. Students interested in suggesting or organizing a module-related activity may contact the module coordinator.