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Practicum Testimonials

Listed below are testimonials of students who pursued a practicum in the Communications Media Department. Practicums are offered for one to three credits. If you are interested in doing a practicum, please contact a professor you would like to work with in the department to check their availability.

By completing a practicum with the Communications Media Department, I am gaining skills and experiences to help benefit my future career. The purpose of my practicum is to assist Dr. Ortiz with research and classroom obligations. Not only am I learning how to conduct academically rigorous research, but also how to prepare for future endeavors and opportunities. Additionally, I am furthering my education of communications media as a whole and gaining hands-on experience with the department. 

— Rachel Doing

This practicum experience has been one of the most informing things I've done here at IUP. It has allowed me to have hands-on experience with high-quality gear in a professional setting. It has also given me the opportunity to work on preproduction for a live broadcast of a football game. It has been eye opening to see what goes into a production before it goes live. This practicum has allowed me to do all of these things, and it has been extremely educational.

— Connor Joyce

Doing a practicum with Dr. Wilson was extremely beneficial to my education at IUP. I got the chance to write for the alumni magazine in our department and helped Dr. Wilson create classroom presentations, among other things. My practicum opened up countless doors and possibilities that I am so grateful for. The most important opportunity it provided me with was being able to form relationships with professors and staff in the department that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. Not only has this experience taught me useful skills, it is also gave me professional experience I can add to my resume.

—  Lindsay Beshero

There are many benefits for working with a practicum for Dr. Muchtar. The first benefit is that I help out with her feature production class. That includes coming up with new topics to feature, assisting in helping the students with editing, and retrieving the files of the projects. Also, I am in charge of editing the final project for the feature class. I also assist in her other classes with helping Dr. Muchtar edit her papers for her other classes.

— Malusi Kitchen

  • Department of Communications Media
  • Stouffer Hall, Room 121
    1175 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1058
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