5 Reasons Why the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication is the Best
I have a bias.
You see, I tend to think that the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication is the best department on campus. As a student majoring in public relations through Greenlee, I’ve had some pretty great experiences. The culture in this school is nothing short of unique.
How so, you may ask?
- Student Publications Galore | Greenlee is building tomorrow’s professional communicators today. By supporting numerous campus publications, such as the Iowa State Daily, Ethos, Revival, and more, Greenlee is giving students in communications the opportunity to get their work published while still in college. Plus, the rest of the campus gets to read these high quality publications for free!
- Cozy Hamilton Hall | The home of Greenlee, Hamilton Hall, is located on the east side of campus, next to Agronomy Hall. Although it is a relatively quaint building, Hamilton is packed with study spaces for Greenlee students. The main lounge has several televisions that allow students to stay up to date on the latest news. The basement has several computer labs, complete with all the professional software that a communications student may need. This cozy building is the perfect place to settle in for a study sesh.
- The required 400+ hour internship | That’s right: 400 hours. Greenlee not only wants their students to be exposed to the world of professional communication, they want students to be fully immersed in it before attaining a full-time job. Many students complete this requirement during the summer, but Greenlee allows students (like myself) to complete it during the fall or spring semester. I’ve learned a ton in class, but my internship has been an absolutely crucial experience for my education.
- The Jumpstart Internship Fair | Annnnd the best way to score that 400 hour internship is at the Jumpstart Internship Fair! This career fair event is specifically designed for students in journalism, advertising, public relations, and students interested in communication fields. This event features newspaper publications, advertising agencies, public relations firms, non-profit organizations, and more. Jumpstart is where I networked with the non-profit organization that I am currently fulfilling my internship with.
- A close-knit community | I saved the best part about Greenlee for last. This school is truly a community. The small class sizes have given me the opportunity to really get to know my peers and professors. The advisers, faculty, and staff genuinely take the time to get to know Greenlee students. I love walking through Hamilton Hall and being able to greet people by name and others doing the same for me.
If you’re still in the process of choosing a major, or are in the market for a new one, I highly encourage you to check out The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication‘s three majors. If you love writing, communicating, and building relationships with people, communications just may be for you.
I told you I was biased.