Communication Internships and Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to minor in communication at the University Mount Union have ample opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. By getting involved in these extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your skills in communication and get valuable hands-on experience, both of which are critical to finding a job after graduation. All minors are encouraged to participate actively in the following activities and student organizations.

Student Organizations

Raider Student Media is a student organization on campus for communication majors and minors as well as other interested students. Housed under this group is WRMU, Mount Union's radio station, and The Dynamo, Mount's student-led newspaper.

WRMU 91.1 FM is Mount Union’s student-led radio station. Located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center, the studio includes an on-air studio, three production studios, a newsroom and a student manager's office. Students have the opportunity to host their own radio show and hold leadership positions at the station.

The Dynamo is Mount Union’s student-led newspaper, and it is staffed and operated entirely by students under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Students have the opportunity to get involved by serving as a reporter, editor, designer, photographer, videographer or advertising executive.

The Calliope is Mount Union’s literary magazine. It accepts submissions for publication, poetry, prose or artwork.

Lambda Pi Eta Honorary is an undergraduate honor society for communication students in four-year colleges and universities.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a student organization on campus that encourages the understanding of current theories and procedures in the practice of public relations. PRSSA provides students studying public relations with the opportunity to become acquainted not only with their peers but with professional practitioners as well.

Experiential Learning

Internships provide valuable and practical experience for students, and they help to fill the gap between the academic and professional worlds. The primary reasons for a student to participate in an internship is to learn more about the career the student wishes to pursue as well as to apply theory learned in the classroom to an actual work situation.

Mount Union students majoring or minoring in communication have interned with the following organizations:

  • KDKA
  • Akron Beacon Journal
  • Canton Repository
  • Cleveland television channels: 5, 8, 19/43 and FOX Sports NET OHIO
  • Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Cleveland Indians
  • House of Blues
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • MTV
  • Country Music Television
  • Walt Disney World
  • Aultman Hospital
  • Washington Week in Review
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