Collaborating with the University, the Department of Communication provides opportunities for you to become directly involved with media production and develop professional skills.
Clubs and organizations can provide you with real-world experience, ranging from producing publications and shows to writing and editing scripts and stories, to developing your own on-air talents. Our department student groups also offer valuable professional networking opportunities.
Visit advertising agencies and production studios. Meet copywriters, art directors, creative directors, account executives and commercial directors. Get involved in the National Student Advertising Competition - the College World Series of Advertising. These are just some of the opportunities you will have as a member of the Ad Club.
As a member, you can also become an official member of the American Advertising Federation.
Contact Ad Club faculty adviser Keli Jackson for more information.
Discuss the communication field and develop relationships with other students, faculty and staff involved in the program through Psi Theta, SLU's chapter of the National Communication Association's Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta. Psi Theta participates in service projects and sponsors events where communication students and professors get to know each other outside of the classroom.
In order to be a member of the honor society you must:
- Be a junior or senior (60 course hours taken including at least 12 credit hours in communication)
- Have an overall GPA of 3.0 with a 3.25 GPA in communication classes
For more information about the SLU chapter, contact Psi Theta faculty adviser Elizabeth Richard.
Develop skills in writing, copy editing, publication design, or public relations by working with SLU’s social justice-oriented magazine, OneWorld. OneWorld publishes a fall and spring issue each year, with stories focused on both local and global social justice issues.
Explore the world of PR and integrated communications through SLU's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. As a member, you will be able to take part in a professional speaker series, attend professional Public Relations Society of America luncheons, publicize charity projects and help coordinate campus events and fundraisers.
Anyone can join and membership dues are $55 a year. As a full member, you will receive unlimited access to the PRSSA JobCenter, are eligible for multiple PRSSA merit scholarships and can take advantage of sponsored networking events at a reduced cost.
Contact PRSSA faculty adviser Jennifer Korte for more information.
Whether you dream of being in front of the camera or behind it, SLU-TV offers opportunities for students interested in a broadcast career. From reporting weather to covering campus events, you can get on-screen experience and build your demo reel.