A Word From Our Students
I switched into the communications program my junior year of college. I was scared and hesitant about switching into communications not knowing what I could do with this degree. Now that I am graduating with a bachelors in communications the question is “What can’t I do with this degree”. The communications program at Maryville is a quality degree program. With excellent professors and spectacular classmates, being a communications major was one of the best decisions I have ever made. -Nicole Burkemper
There is no other academic program at Maryville that better prepares you for your upcoming role as a job seeker. My fellow students outside of the Communication program were always impressed that my professors spoke about current internships, full-time positions, the skills needed to obtain these and portfolio and resume building. I feel this practical and real world application has given me an edge in the field, and has provided me with the confidence needed to seek any job I desire. -Lexie Purcell
Adamolekun Omotoyosi, graduate student, communication, presented a paper in the Annual Research Symposium of the program. Her paper shows the effects of collectivism and individualism on the marital roles of women. Her paper explores how the role of women in marriages vary according to their cultures.
Several other graduate students also presented their papers, such as Rachel Richardson, Mary Ann Mercante, James Olson, Jennifer Francis, Debra Shearer and Stephanie Kiszczak.
Recent (Spring 2013) student internships include:
- St. Louis Cardinals
- Fleishman Hillard
“My internship experience was loaded with practical, real-world experience that helped me to prepare for my career in a way that was more hands-on than any textbook could ever provide. Absolutely do an internship, you can’t afford not to!”-Andrea Miller
- Melting Pot
- Northwestern Mutual
- Hermann London
- Grey Eagle
- Menagerie Models
- Town & Style
- St. Louis Magazine
- The World and Everything In It
- Missouri Foundation for Health
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- St. Luke’s Hospital
- Mardi Gras Inc
- MS Society
- St. Joseph Institute of the Deaf
- Missouri Ballet Theatre
- New Jewish Theatre
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Delmar Loop District
- Althoff Catholic High School
We expect that most of our graduates will have 2-3 internships by the time they leave our program. Every student must complete one internship for credit (more details), but you can do up to six hours of credit towards your academic program. Contact Dr. Rebecca Dohrman, Internship Coordinator for the Communication Program and Undergraduate Program Director at RLDohrman@maryville.edu for more information.
Social Media Fun Facts:
Several of our students get hands-on experience with the new/social media landscape. Here are just a few examples:
In the PR and writing class Melissa Graham, a undergraduate student in the communication program had her Blog Post about Carl’s Drive-In re-posted here.
Similarly, Drew Williams’ Blog Post about the Seattle Sounders soccer franchise was re-posted here.
Gregory Bradford had his tweets selected as top tweet by STLToday! Find it here.