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Looking for useful resources to help you in your communication or public relations studies at Fairfield University? Then look no further than this page. Download documents for communication majors and minors, find news and resources related to the field of communication and public relations, and check out Comm.Unity, the Department's Student Club.
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Academic Self-Monitoring Tools
Communication and PR majors are inherently social, so Fairfield is proud to offer a host of opportunities to get involved with your faculty and fellow majors both face-to-face and virtually.
Comm.Unity: The Student Communication Club
Comm.Unity is a student organization that serves to orient interested students to career opportunities in the Communication field. The club sponsors guest lectures from alumni and other professionals, as well as field trips, socials, and colloquia. Recent field trips have included visits to ESPN and other national television networks, and attendance at tapings of television talk shows. Club officers and members engage in fundraising activities, organize activity fairs, schedule meetings, and run yearly elections. Students elect club officers every spring, who set the agenda for the following year.
Active participation in Comm.Unity gives students the opportunity to get to know departmental faculty members outside of the classroom environment, develop a sense of community with other communication majors, and learn more about careers and internship opportunities. For information about Comm.Unity, contact Professor Colleen Arendt at email@example.com.
Lambda Pi Eta: The National Communication Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the internationally recognized honor society for students and scholars in the fields of communication studies, rhetoric, and speech. Students who maintain a high grade point average, overall and in their major, will be invited by the department faculty to be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta during their senior year. Involvement in this honor society increases opportunities for individual potential and advancement, for example, through developing leadership skills, networking with international members, and contact with professional organizations. Membership in Lambda Pi Eta is also impressive on graduate school applications.
Active participation in Lambda Pi Eta gives students the opportunity to work more closely with department faculty members outside of the classroom setting. Students plan events, sponsor guest speakers, organize field trips, and other activities. Students may also choose to participate in national or regional communication conferences through the presentation of research and attendance at panel discussions. For information about Lambda Pi Eta, contact Professor Sallyanne Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.