There is no substitute for work experience and JCOM students graduate with portfolios that show they can handle any job starting day one. These are some of the myriad of ways students have to gain hands-on experience:
The campus’ first comprehensive magazine produced entirely by student photographers, writers, editors and designers.
Utah State University’s full-time radio station operated entirely by students. In partnership with Utah Public Radio, it provides Cache Valley with a quality college radio station through Internet streaming.
Aggie Television is Utah State University's own private cable TV system. It broadcasts an exciting and varied line-up of channels to more than 20,000 students, on-campus residents, faculty, and staff. Award-winning programs include Aggie TV News and Cache Rendezvous. Students working with Aggie TV have access to a multimedia computer news room, a digital non-linear video editing lab, and a full TV studio.
Hard News Café started in 1996 as the first independent student news website in the country. Hard News Café has evolved into The Utah State News Service and is an award-winning online news wire service written and operated by students. Utah State News Service partners with many different news outlets.
A student chapter of Public Relations Society of America, the world’s largest and foremost organization of public relations professionals. PRSSA provides professional development, sets standards of excellence, and upholds principles of ethics for its members. The society also advocates for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services and acts as one of the industry’s leading voices on the important business and professional issues of our time.
True Blue Communication is a student firm with real-life business clients. The firm allows students to have hands-on experience working with a client for either internship credit or pay. Students mainly focus on the public relations and marketing aspects of business.
The Utah Statesman is the student newspaper of Utah State University, an independent newspaper published three times each week of the academic school year. During summer semester, news can be found at Statesman Online. The Statesman is a student activity, open to students of all majors and class rank.