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Bringing a Literary Journal Back to Campus
"The experience you get as an intern is so
valuable," said Ho. "It's a great way to learn about
your community, try new things and meet new
people. But you also get a real understanding of
how the industry really works without the added
stress of making mistakes. Internships allow you to
make mistakes and ask questions."
Ho earned credit for her internship through an
independent study agreement, and when the
internship ended, she was offered a part-time job
at Howl. "Of course employers want to see that
you have an education, but it's equally important to
have real-world experience on your resume."
Students who don't have the opportunity to work
as interns will still get hands-on experience in the
newly structured program, said Bauer. "We have
developed some great co-curricular opportunities
for more advanced students to produce and film
many of the special events and guest lectures the
Global Education Department brings to campus."
Faculty, staff and students in the Communications
Program are also working closely with students and
faculty in the English Department to help develop
and produce a section of MCC's new online literary
magazine, "The Dead River Review."
According to Bauer, Communications students are
developing a professional production unit and will
record and film live readings, produce their own
short films, and write film reviews. They will then
post their work as part of a "Talk of the Town"
section of the new literary journal.
"These cross-curricular experiences only
strengthen our students' practices. They learn
the theory behind what they are doing, gain the
technical skills they need to do the work, and
get a tangible end product," she said.
"MCC is poised to become a leader in
communications," said Bauer. "With an incredibly
knowledgeable faculty base, and fantastic support
from the administration, there is no doubt students
graduating from this program will find success in
the field or in four-year programs."
Tura Linderholm
"We are working to
promote academic
and creative freedom
which is important
in this field without
program outcomes"
Gordon Curry, Professor of Communications
Program Profile
Associate Professor of Humanities Gordon Curry
teaches "Mass Communications" in the updated
Communications Program.