Blog: VIP Pass

Obama Florida Tech pass for bloggerAs a communication major, David was able to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Florida Tech. In September of 2012, President Obama came to Florida Tech and David attended as a member of the press with media credentials!

Experience David's presidential access and explore all the advice for future journalists in his Florida Tech blog!

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Lily Buth '15 | Biological Sciences
Student | Melbourne, FL

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Testimonials

Drew Lacy '14
Communication
Palm Bay, FL
Current Student
The communication program helped me discover a passion for journalism I never knew I had. Knowing I'll graduate with a portfolio of published work and the support of wonderful and personable faculty gives me confidence that I'll succeed in the career world.
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David Barkholz '14
Communication
Palm Bay, FL
Current Student
The best thing I like about the communication department is its size. We may be small, but nearly everybody – students and professors – knows each other, making for close-knit sub-community on campus.
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Mandy Lam '15
Communication
Hong Kong, China
Current Student
The thing I like most about being a communication major is that they have a variety of activities for us to enjoy. I also like the small class sizes so you can get to know people in your major.
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Bachelor of Science in Communication

The communication field offers a wide variety of opportunities for professionals to write for a broad range of audiences in public relations, marketing, publications research and production, web content development, customer relations, technical writing and mass media.

A communication degree demands students think critically, creatively and independently; to write correctly and clearly; and to work ethically in pursuit of accuracy, fairness and diversity. Whether you want to become a professional writer, leader in the field of creative advertising or a top public relations executive, a communication degree from Florida Tech develops a strong background in communication with experience in both print and electronic publishing.

Gain Practical Experience

From the student newspaper to the university blog and on-campus NPR affiliate WFIT-FM, portfolio-building projects abound at Florida Tech. This hands-on learning challenges students on the road to becoming strategic communication professionals, ensuring they are skilled in the use of multiple media platforms. Because professional communicators must develop an array of skills and adapt to rapidly changing industry standards, Florida Tech's communication degree program boasts a learning environment where classes are small, mentorship is high and real-world internships are plentiful.

As a senior, you may engage in a dynamic internship in your field at nearby media companies or high-tech corporations. Faculty in the community program have a variety of research interests including corporate communication, reputation management and social issues. Students are encouraged to participate in research as part of their communication degree program.

As a result, students get practical experience, an enhanced job search portfolio and expanded professional network — the perfect preparation for graduate and professional school, and employment.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, communication degree students build leadership experience through participation in academic organizations like the Florida Public Relations Association, the student newspaper Crimson, WCRR Student-Run Radio, FITV Video Productions, student government and over 100 other campus-wide student organizations.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Employers that seek out graduates from Florida Tech include Microsoft, Cumulus Broadcasting, EPCOT, Harris Corp. and United Way.

Earn an Advanced Degree

After receiving their communication degree, many of our students go to graduate school in the fields of corporate communication, publishing, instructional design, multimedia development, teaching and law.