Westminster Graduate Communication Students Offer Utah Organizations Free Consulting Project Help
January 12, 2007
For Utah corporations, non-profits and government organizations with limited budgets and big communications dreams, Westminster College may have just the solution. Graduate students in the college's Master of Professional Communication (MPC) program are currently looking for organizations in need of marketing and communications projects. The students will complete these projects under faculty supervision, which amounts to communications services at no cost to the organization.
"Many of Westminster's MPC students are seasoned marketing and communications professionals who've come back for an advanced degree. Organizations that choose to work with an MPC student on a field project are getting access to a great resource," commented Helen Hodgson, Director of the Master of Professional Communication program.
Every graduate student who earns an MPC degree at Westminster is required to complete a field project. Completing such an in-depth project demonstrates the knowledge and skills the students have gained throughout their studies. This is another example of the hands-on type of learning that characterizes a Westminster College education.
Field projects are as diverse as the students and their interests. Past projects have included:
- A historical booklet for This is the Place Heritage Park
- A planning guide for the Utah League of Cities and Towns
- A research study for Utah school teachers on bullying and how to prevent it
- An awareness campaign for the Salt Lake Community Action Program Head Start Program
Utah organizations that have need for marketing or communication assistance should call Helen Hodgson at 801-832-2821 for an initial consultation on the scope of their project.