Seek out Mentors
Posted by: Duchess Adjei, Class of 2012
Mentorship in Communication, I’d say is key! Fortunately, potential MSC’ers, finding and connecting with mentors is easier than ever. Many communications professionals are eager to strengthen their own social networks, especially online, which enables them to connect with younger thinkers. As a student, you should take the information that you study and use it to find a mentor. Is there a contemporary reporter or journalist whose work you admire? Or maybe even a seasoned veteran in the field that you are appreciative of their work? Is there someone who is excelling in the world of new media who you want to emulate? Don’t be afraid to seek them out, connect and find out how they do what they do.
Mentors, whether in the professional or academic world, have knowledge of how the real world of communication works that you can use in conjunction with the great practical, philosophical and historical information that a student can learn from talking and networking!
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