21st Century education models call for students to be well-versed in multiple communication outlets, able to form and express complex ideas and arguments to a wide variety of audiences. With numerous curricular and extra-curricular offerings across departments and fields, students are exposed to speaking and writing experiences that strengthen their communication skills for a complex world, no matter their desired career path.
Students who would like to explore their gifts of expression are given multiple opportunities to apply and hone their skills across a wide variety of programs. From reporting for our student-run school newspaper, to making creative decisions about yearbook content, young writers surely have a place to shine here. Public Speakers may choose to run campaigns for Student Government, explore human rights issues and international relations through Model UN, or participate in our Linguistics Club which has competed at the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad at Columbia University.
Students with an interest in marketing may serve as interns to the Office of Marketing, helping to update the website and posting content to social media pages, while those with a knack for speaking to large groups may enjoy leading campus tours to prospective students and their families at events hosted by the Office of Admissions. No matter the particular area of interest, any Mary Helper seeking a chance to explore the communications field will have plenty of opportunity to do so.