Completing internships and participating in educational opportunities outside the classroom makes students more marketable when searching for professional employment. However, many students aren't able to take advantage of the best internship experiences because most are unpaid and financial aid won't cover the costs.
Thankfully, senior Kelsey Brown didn't have as many worries about money while interning with Fox Sports in New York City. She was the first student to benefit from the Communication Student Opportunities Fund established by the Advisory Council of the Department of Communication receiving $1,000 for rent and food during her summer internship. This new fund needs additional alumni assistance to continue supporting the extracurricular education of communication students. Our goal is to award up to three students $2,000 each in coming years.
Please consider a financial investment in the lives of today's students by supporting the Communication Student Opportunities Fund. Every dollar has a meaningful impact.