The School of Communication like every part of American University, is founded on the notion of public purpose, and contributing to the public good.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of everything we do. And we really like to focus on the student as a whole.
You're in the heart of global politics right here. So you're able to get a global perspective that is kind of hard to find anywhere else.
We offer opportunities to engage with people that work in the profession who come in as guest speakers, who come into workshop with students as well.
It's been very valuable because you get perspectives of what it's like to work for an embassy, what it's like to work for an NGO, what it's like to work for corporate communications.
There's, for example, the New York intensive and the LA intensive, those are two very important programs that we offer that takes students to New York or LA.
They meet with career professionals to talk about how they got started, where they are, what they're doing next, and really see a variety of career opportunities.
I'm currently interning for Sirius XM, which so much of what I have to do in the internship is what I'm learning in class. I know how to report. I know how to produce. I know how to do an audio broadcast. I know how to do all because AU prepare this for all.
Game design is very hands on, I came in to the program having very little programming experience. But I have developed a game that will be exhibited at a conference this summer. And there are so many opportunities for things like that.
We have numerous centers and labs in the School of Communication, including things like the Internet Governance Lab, the community voice lab, the Game Center, the Center for Environmental filmmaking, the Center for Media and Social Impact, and the list goes on.
It's not clinical or impersonal. It feels very much that each professor wants to get to know you and wants you specifically to grow in the way that is best for you. The general atmosphere is that everybody is working together for a common goal, even if they have different ways of getting there.