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ERIC Number: EJ1160591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Student-Run Communications Agencies: Providing Students with Real-World Experiences That Impact Their Careers
Bush, Lee; Haygood, Daniel; Vincent, Harold
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v72 n4 p410-424 Dec 2017
While several studies have examined the learning outcomes of student-run communications agencies, these studies have mostly been from the perspective of faculty advisors. Through in-depth interviews with student agency graduates, this study examined how current industry professionals perceive the benefits of their student agency experiences and how they applied those experiences to their professional careers. Graduates placed a high value on the real-world experience gained from student agencies, learning how a professional agency functions, and working with a diverse set of clients and people in team-based settings. Graduates also reported that their student agency involvement set them apart in job interviews and made them better prepared than their peers for entry-level positions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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