Internships and Oppurtunities
In addition to student organizations, the Department of Communication and Theatre takes special pride in the opportunities that are afforded students to pursue educational activities beyond the classroom that extend their academic education. Many students participate in internship or cooperative education programs through the university. These students are placed in paid or unpaid practical work situations in business, political, nonprofit, and professional organizations locally, around the country, or even overseas. Our students have worked with area community theatres, the Fulton Opera House (a historic theatre in downtown Lancaster), local and regional radio, television, and cable stations, nonprofit organizations, and large corporations. Students report that internship and co-op experiences have helped them to successfully enter the workforce after graduation.For more information on internships and co-ops, click here
Our students have a very high success rate upon graduation. Most obtain immediate employment, while others choose to go on to graduate schools to continue their studies. Recent graduating seniors have entered some of the top graduate programs in communication in the country. Our alumni have pursued careers in public relations, human resources, theatre, web and media production. Some work as videographers, reporters and producers, while others have started their own businesses. Whatever their endeavors, alumni consistently report that the major in Speech Communication has benefited them both professionally and personally.