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If you're looking for hands-on, professional-level experiences that start your first semester, look no further than the Department of Communication at Otterbein University. Host your own radio show, produce television segments, write for a campus magazine and news website, plan an event, execute a campaign for a real client and so much more with the valuable knowledge you'll gain in all areas of the media and communication industry.

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  • Kris Crews, BA Public Relations, Journalism & Media Communication
    Kris Crews ‘17

    Student Activity: T&C Magazine

    “I had blogged in high school, but it was after taking a feature writing class and working on our student magazine that I decided to see if I could find a national audience for my story.

    First, I wrote for Odyssey.com.  Next thing I knew I was writing essays and opinion pieces for the Huffington Post and MTV.

    Thanks to supportive COMM faculty, I have found my voice and my voice has found an outlet that might lead to the career I want."

  • Josh Plichta '18, BA Public Relations
    Josh Plichta ‘16

    Best Career Experience: Working with Pittsburgh Steeler, Will Allen’s non-profit.

    “I just started taking a few PR classes in spring 2014 and Prof. Dan Steinberg really encouraged me to get more experience outside of my major. Working for the Will Allen Foundation made me more comfortable with taking my first career steps.

    As part of a reward for my work at the foundation, I attended a Steelers game against the Oakland Raiders in Pittsburgh to see how all areas of communications and public relations come together at a large sporting event. My professor travelled with us, proving once again how Otterbein faculty strive to create the best opportunities possible for their students.”

  • Chris Jansing '78
    Chris Jansing ‘78 Senior White House Corespondent, NBC's Nightly News

    Most Valuable Otterbein Lesson:

    “I go into work every single day expecting to learn something. I go into work every single day expecting to challenge myself to do better than I did the day before.

    How do I make this piece for Nightly News a little more significant?….That’s what I still do after 30 years.

    So, find something you really love and work like heck.”

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