Thanks to a grant from the Hubbard Foundation, faculty from the Department of Mass Communications will participate in externships with companies in Minnesota and across the United States that are innovators in advertising, public relations, journalism and broadcasting.
Foundation grant will be transformational to our mass communications programs. The support it provides will change the way we teach, shape the
professional development of our faculty and staff, and further enhance the preparation of our students for the fastpaced, technology-driven communications careers they will encounter.”
— Dr. Mark Springer Dean, College of Liberal Arts & School of the Arts
The externships are part of an outward facing strategy designed to engage industry across St. Cloud State’s academic enterprise to ensure that what’s being taught aligns with needs of the university community partners.
Through the next five years, the grant will allow faculty in every mass communications discipline to immerse themselves in a semester long externship, observe best and “next” practices and translate those observations into a revised and improved pedagogy.
St. Cloud State’s mass communications program is regarded as one of the best in the Upper Midwest and the Hubbard Foundation Grant will help maintain the program’s preeminence and ensure that students are well prepared for career success.