Career Mentoring and Development:
Because of Mason's location, Communication Majors can take advantage of the opportunities offered by Washington D.C. and its metropolitan area. The area has one of the highest concentrations of media organizations in the country. Our students have worked and interned at organizations including, CNN, PBS, National Geographic, and the Washington Post. Students have also interned for major public relations firms, at area non-profits and with major national sports organizations like the Washington Redskins. We also have Mason alumni who have been involved with and worked/are working for companies like Booz Allen Hamilton and Northrup Grumman.
Watch student testimonial video created by Ashley Melton sharing her experience about her summer internship at Media DC:
Every year the department works with a committee made up of professional employers that makes up the Insight Committee and hosts a Communication Career Forum for our students. With the help of the Insight Committee, we are able to have notable and distinguished speakers and panelists come out and discuss how communication and professionals with a solid communication background are important relating to the theme of that year. It is also a great mentoring and networking opportunity for students to take advantage of.
The 2018 Forum, also referred to as Pathways To Your Future, was held on October 23, 2018 in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center. For more information about the 2018 forum, please click here.
The 2017 forum's theme focused on persuasion in politics and how persuasive communication is implemented frequently in the political realm. Please click this link to see more details about the 2016 forum and also past forums.
The 2017 #RealNews2017 Communication Forum recently happened on October 24, 2017. The guest speaker was MSNBC's Hardball host, Chris Matthews. Please click here for more information about the 2017 forum.
2017 Event photos:
(photos taken by CHSS student photographers)
#RealNews2017 Chris Matthew's Keynote Speech Video: