At the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, students’ skills and talents for the creative industry are honed through their education and faculty mentors. Additionally, the work they do outside the classroom on their own time proves dedication to the acceleration of their craft.
ComArtSci students lead several organizations on campus that allow them the opportunity to use the techniques they are building in school to create tangible products and experiences to showcase in their futures. Each group has its own set of values, its own mission and goals that bring a variety of students together, making strangers into friends and beginners into young professionals.
Whether it be producing videos, writing press releases, comprising future projects or meeting with top executives in the industry, ComArtSci student organizations have a network for everybody.
MSU Telecasters is the second largest organization at Michigan State University and known for the seven different television shows it produces that range from comedy, drama and are created using a wide array of production styles.
Anna Young, senior media and information major and executive producer for the club, reflects on the relationships that she has formed as a member.
“My favorite thing about Telecasters is the people,” said Young. “Everyone has so much fun together, both while we're shooting and while we're not. It really has been the best part of my college experience just because of the people I've met.”
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA has two missions: to serve members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations by providing access to professional development opportunities, and to serve the public relations profession by helping develop high quality, well-prepared students.
“I would absolutely recommend prospective students join PRSSA,” said Homic. “We have so many opportunities for members from planning events and case study competitions to joining our student-run firm, Hubbell Connections, as well as writing press releases and blog posts. There are 300 chapters nationwide, all of which have their own strengths and weaknesses.”
Michigan State University Advertising Association (MSUAA)
Communications Director for MSUAA and junior advertising major Sidney Matthews said she loves that a wide variety of advertising students come together with a similar purpose as members of the organization.
MSUAA is a club that hones in on the advertising industry, giving students countless opportunities to network with top professionals and share personal experiences.
“Hearing from the different executives that come to our meetings and how they got their start inspires me and makes me feel more confident in the future,” said Matthews. “I was hesitant at first and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to our guest speakers and going on the agency tours. Not only have I met a bunch of great people, but I have learned so much.”