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COMM majors, did you know that you can fulfill the COMM399-Internship requirement by studying off campus?
Learn about all the upcoming off-campus programs at the Off-Campus Study Fair on Thursday, September 29, 4-7 pm, in Maas Auditorium. While you're there, be sure to check out the Celtic May Term program led by communication professor, Dr. Deirdre Johnston!

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Student Documentaries

Prof. Han's fall Documentary class (COMM357) produced nine documentaries with topics ranging from an investigation into the 1980 VanRaalte Hall fire to the famous (infamous?) and distinctive culture of Durfee Hall, to the passionate members of Vanderprov, the “College’s one and only improvisational comedy group” to name just a few.

Click here for a sneak preview and a behind-the-scenes look at the student-produced pieces.

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Do you want to earn a degree that's attractive to future employers?  

A degree in communication will serve you well. "With the unemployment situation the way it is right now, I would be considering what degree to get more closely than any other time in history," says Susan Heathfield, About.com's Human Resources Guide. "If you want to be employable in this economy and the future, you have to have valuable skills." Click here to read the Yahoo.net article.  


 

Congratulations to Noah Jurik and Tony Byrne for taking first place in the Mini-Documentary category at the 2016 Michigan Student Broadcast Awards with their production titled "Shaped by Flames." Produced as a class project in the Documentary course in Fall 2015, "Shaped by Flames" explores a chapter of Hope College and the City of Holland history through the lens of the well-known VanRaalte Hall fire in 1980 and its continuing impact on the community. Watch it on YouTube.