Our Public Communication master's programs at SOC consists of both a strategic communication approach and a political communication. A lot of our classes are structured to teach a skill and then have students practice that skill.
If you're able to create the branding, the logo, the mission statement, the media plan, you know who their target audiences, all of those components from scratch, it's your own work that you're able to show, hey, I have experience doing this and you're able to get direct feedback from your professor on that. And they are the ones who've done that themselves professionally for you know, 20 odd years.
I have colleagues that are health communication specialists, colleagues that are political communication specialists, alums of the White House. We've worked in kind of the most grueling communications environment you can imagine. But the hands on experience will also come through their opportunities as interns. There are opportunities to work on the Hill, to work for PR firms, small boutique agencies, for embassies.
Research opportunities at School of Communications, are available in multiple different forms.
Students definitely have the opportunity to participate in the research and scholarship of centers, either working for them directly, or just in terms of being in the classroom with professors that are bringing that work to bear.
Students can build their network inside this program, those opportunities for us to work together on projects similar to how things would work, you know, in the field. These are your, you know, classmates now, but they're going to be your peers and colleagues in 5-10 years.
And a lot of times what we're hearing from employers is that they prefer to recruit from American, simply because they feel like our students already know it, they hit the ground running, and that's something that we really are proud of, and that we try to cultivate in our student body.