Every year, the department has the pleasure of giving out a handful of awards and scholarships to outstanding undergraduate students majoring in Communication Arts. We are proud to announce the recipients for 2011-12:
Each semester, hundreds of undergraduates from across UW-Madison take Comm Arts 100, Introduction to Speech Composition. Part of the university's Communication-A requirement, the course is designed to help students write and deliver effective speeches, as well as to understand the rhetorical principles of effective (and ethical) public discourse. During the semester, each student writes and delivers four original speeches—an introductory speech, an informative speech, a commemorative speech, and a persuasive speech.
The Comm Arts department is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Schultz as an Undergraduate Advisor. Comm Arts continues to grow as one of the most popular majors on campus, and Amy arrives as a great asset to help our faculty and staff meet the academic and career advising needs of our more than 800 undergraduate majors and applicants.
If you are currently an undergraduate student majoring in Comm Arts, there are numerous scholarship and paid internship opportunities available to you. Among those currently on offer this semester are the Charline M. Wackman Awards, which are available to majors who are "bona fide residents of the State of Wisconsin" and who will be continuing students in the fall. Wackman scholars are selected in the spring and the scholarships are distributed in the fall.
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Internships have become one of the most valuable resources available today for undergraduate students preparing for successful careers, especially in the media and entertainment industries.
Every semester a number of Communication Arts majors are placed in professional internships. Comm Arts alumni have helped to make many of these internships possible, reaching out to help students at a formative stage in their career. Students, alumni, and faculty alike agree that an internship can be one of the most valuable experiences undergraduates can have as they make decisions about their future life and work.
A team of five UW-Madison students, including Comm Arts major Emily Christopher, has been selected as one of three finalists in a nationwide marketing competition sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters (AE), a prominent clothing retailer with over 930 stores in North America.