Knowledge in Action
College of Communication students have many avenues for applying
what's learned in the classroom. Through our Knowledge in Action
program - and the broad range of internships and
experiential education and leadership opportunities it
provides - knowledge and insights gained from coursework
are put into action. These opportunities build the experience
and confidence needed for success after graduation.
Experiential Education and
One of the key advantages to being a College of Communication
student is the chance to participate in organizations and
competitions and to take classes that provide you with hands-on
experience while tapping your leadership potential.
- Write for and become an editor with our student-run news
vehicles: The Collegian and Collegian
- Produce Bulldog Beat, a weekly news and
- Produce Bulldog Blitz, a weekly sports program.
- Enhance your media production skills as a member
of Deep Blue.
- Work with the Speakers Lab in its ongoing
partnerships with St Vincent New Hope (communication and
conversation skills training ) and Girls, Inc. (speech coaching for
participants and staff).
- Join RISE Innovations, a student-run
communications firm operating as part of our college's Public
Relations Student Society of America chapter (Butler
- Learn to manage a business recording enterprise as a member of
the Butler Recording Industry Club (BRIC).
- Create a national advertising campaign as a member of the
college's ADrenaline team in the annual American
Advertising Federation student competition.
- Test your oratory talents by participating on our
award-wining Speech and Debate Team.
- Conceive and implement a public relations and
communication program and measure your skills against 70 other
universities in the annual PRSSA Bateman Case Study
- Gain clinical experience by serving in the Butler
Speech-Language Clinic and our community screening program.
- Research, prepare, and implement a communications campaign in
our Public Communication Campaigns and Strategic Communication
- Be an enterprising young journalist by covering and reporting
on the suburb of Carmel in our Newswriting and Reporting course;
further challenge your abilities by covering city and state
government as a Public Affairs reporting student.
Taking advantage of these opportunities will enrich your
experience in the College of Communication and will set you - and
your degree - apart from others.
For many students, internships are a vital first step in testing
the "real world" waters. Whether your interests lie in media
production, organizational communication, journalism, public
relations and advertising or related areas, our active Internship
Program can help you secure an internship and perform well in
it. We routinely work with more than 200
internship sites, key partners in our program
who've benefitted from students' talents for many years. They
enjoy the fresh perspective students bring, sometimes enabling
their organizations to better stay in touch with current trends.
New internship sites are regularly added to help meet students'
needs and the demands of our curriculum.
Once you've completed the necessary courses and are ready to do
an internship for academic credit, you'll receive guidance in
resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing and success on
the job. During your internship, our director will monitor
your progress through site visits or phone consultations with your
supervisor. At the end of your internship, you'll be asked to
compile your semester's work for review by the internship director
and/or your program director. You'll also receive a formal
evaluation from your internship supervisor, vital feedback designed
to help further enhance your skills.
We're proud of the track record of our interns, many of whom
have parlayed their internships into permanent positions and made
key connections that helped lead to full-time jobs in other
For more information about the Internship Program, contact your
academic program director or speak with your academic advisor.
Download the CCOM Internship Agreement for more
Other Opportunities Offered by Butler University