COMMunication faculty’s goal is to get you Career Ready. Three values help us accomplish that goal: 1) Continuous Improvement; 2) Strategic Thinking and; 3) Collaborative Relationships. Here’s how you help us infuse COMM with these values:
Renew your commitment to professionalism: This means dressing appropriately for presentations, using proper forms of address in emails, writing professionally, and avoiding plagiarism. Unfortunately, we had several instances of plagiarism and misrepresentation in previous years. Sadly, we had to ask someone to leave our program. COMM faculty is vigilant on these matters because we know acting professionally always enhances your prospects.
Follow COMM Social Media Feeds: Interns do all our Twitter and Facebook postings. It’s run by students and designed to keep you on top of things.
Follow The COMM Voice: stay informed about what is happening – and have some fun, too! CHECK THIS OUT = https://thecommvoice.com/#/lightbox&slide=1
Share your thoughts and talents with the COMM Week Team: Each Spring, we showoff our talented students to alumni, administrators, prospective employers, and other UWGB students. Your input and strategic thinking will be essential in helping us make the right decisions. I’m thrilled to report that COMM Week was a huge success last year. (That’s what our Dean said!) It will be bigger and better this year with your input.
Establish career enhancing networks while you’re in our program: This is a major strategic investment in your career. Specifically:
- Consider joining the PRSSA. This organization offers many benefits including: networking, job opportunities, and traveling to conferences;
- Start thinking about internship possibilities, if you completed your supporting level courses. The COMM website has details: https://www.uwgb.edu/communication/;
- Join more than 300 graduates on our COMM Grad Group on LinkedIn.
Diligently work with your project teams during the semester: The faculty take great pride in crafting cutting-edge experiences and projects that cultivate strategic thinking. In fact, it is one program feature that distinguishes us from most other programs! Debate, argue, and then come to a consensus!
Assist students who are newly admitted to the program: We know that some of the most valuable advising is peer-to-peer. In fact, the 1+6+10 program structure is built on this premise. As you know, after you complete 5 of the 6 skill courses (100-200s) you can take any of the upper-level courses. However, the course numbers are meaningful – the higher the number, the greater the challenge. So, keep this in mind as you advise classmates.
Keep an eye out for departmental and faculty sponsored events: These events and activities provide you a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with others:
- November 6: Schneider National Student Meet & Greet, 11:30 – 1:30
- December: COMM Grad celebration at Professor Clampitt’s house
- February 24-27: COMM Week
- February 27: COMM Week Banquet featuring a very special keynote speaker
- May: COMM grad celebration at Professor Clampitt’s house
Help others grow. Every student has the opportunity to cultivate collaboration and continuous improvement. Last year, the faculty was pleased to hear about students challenging each other to get better during their group work. In several instances, there were group members who identified public speaking as an area of improvement. The project managers asked them to assume a major speaking role during presentations, even though the groups had some very skilled speakers. That’s exactly the kind of culture we want to have in our department. Challenging each other and holding one another accountable foster sustained excellence.
Our mission is to create the best applied communication program in the UW-system. Help us do that! Have a great semester: Learn. LAUGH. Grow.