You will find personalized attention from your academic advisors throughout your sophomore, junior, and senior years in the School of Communication. Whether you have questions about your class schedule, registering for next semester, planning your academic and career goals, or you simply need help finding campus resources, your advising needs will be met by friendly and professional staff.
Study abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to learn about another culture and gain valuable intercultural communication skills, while traveling and earning course credit. ISU offers a wide variety of programs, including three programs specific to communication majors. Click here for information on the School of Communication International Studies programs or visit the Office of International Studies and Programs website for more information about study abroad programs.
Field Experiences (better known as internships) are opportunities for students to build their portfolios, enrich their skills, and network with professionals, all while earning academic credit. The majority of Communication students complete at least one internship before graduation. The School of Communication offers hundreds of internship opportunities that students can earn, and internships can be completed during the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Click here to learn more about the School of Communication Field Experiences program.
Get to know the School of Communication faculty! The faculty in the School of Communication have hands-on experience in their specialization outside of academia. This allows them to provide a unique perspective to students entering the communication field. Click here for individual faculty profiles.
Go to the current Course Listing page to view courses for the current semester. This page also contains helpful links to the ISU Course Finder, course catalogs, and important dates.
ISU and the School of Communication offer a variety of courses (both online and face-to-face courses) during the summers. Summer courses are a good way to help students stay on track to graduate and focus on specific course work. Visit ISU’s Summer Session website to view a list of courses for the upcoming summer.
Look into joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) or Co-Curricular Professional and Service Organization. The RSOs offered in the School of Communication provide students with opportunities to gain hands-on experience, network with faculty and professionals in their field, and develop valuable career and leadership skills. Click here to learn more about student organizations.
There are many scholarship opportunities available through the School of Communication, the College of Arts and Sciences, and ISU to assist students with their college expenses. Click here for more information on Communication scholarships and how to apply. You can also check out ISU’s Scholarship Finder through the Financial Aid Office.
The School of Communication Promotions & Development Team hosts COM Week each spring as a way for students to take their learning outside of the classroom and gain valuable experience for their future. COM Week is a week-long event that offers students the opportunity to listen to panels and keynote speakers, many of whom are Illinois State University alumni, discussing topics such as Communication Outside the Box, Preparing for the Job, Event Planning, Visual Communication and Social Media. With over 40 panelists, there is a session for everyone; the hardest part is choosing which to attend! Click here for more information regarding COM Week.