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Writing and Communication Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

The following student opportunities are housed within NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Writing and Communication.

Students can apply for writing fellow positions in the Writing Center.

  • assist other NSU students
  • help put on events
  • manage social media
  • conduct research
  • attend and present at professional conferences

Graduate students can apply for graduate assistantships in the writing center where they will gain valuable professional experience.

For more information, contact the Writing Center Director, Dr. Kevin Dvorak, at

B.A. in Communication Practicums: Students gain credits and practical media experience working in the Office of Student Media. 

  • newspaper
  • television
  • radio
  • web
  • public relations
  • event planning

COMM Internships: Students work in a variety of industry settings.

  • journalism
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • social media

WRIT Internships: Students work in a variety of settings as writing interns. Some have done editorial work for professional journals and organizations, while others have worked at NSU in the writing center. For information about working as an intern at the NSU-Whiddon-Rogers community writing center, contact Dr. Kelly Anne Concannon ( and Dr. Juliette Kitchens (

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale: Students in the Special Topics course “Writing in the Arts” visit the museum to explore original works of art and learn from curators. Students also produce a visual artifact that contributes thoughtfully to public memory and demonstrates critical thinking.

Multimedia Conference: An annual daylong event that provides opportunities to learn from and network with industry experts in the field. 

  • reporters
  • editors
  • producers
  • filmmakers
  • social media specialists
  • photographers
  • talent
  • bloggers
  • broadcasters
  • educational correspondents

Florida Scholastic Press Association District 7 Workshop: This conference brings nearly 1000 people to campus, and students get experience presenting on a variety of media topics.

National Day on Writing: Every October 20, NSU joins people around the country to celebrate the importance, joy, and evolution of writing through a tweetup, using the hashtag #WhyIWrite and events hosted by thousands of educators across the country. Join the Department of Writing and Communication and the Writing Center as we celebrate why NSU students, faculty, and staff write.

Ice Cream Entrepreneur Program: NSU undergraduate and graduate students get the opportunity to act as mentors to participants in this week-long summer program that provides college-bound high school students interested in communication skills, advertising, branding, and public relations with the opportunity to learn about creating and launching a consumer-ready ice cream product. 

The Current: NSU’s student-run campus newspaper, offering the latest NSU news each week. Available at newsstands on campus and online at For more information, call (954) 262-8455 or email

Radio X: NSU’s student-run radio station, broadcasts live to the tri-county area on 88.5 FM from 6 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., and webstreams at For more information, call (954) 262-8457 or

Sharks United Television: SUTV is the campus television station, broadcasting to NSU residence halls. For more information, call (954) 262-2602 or email

Digressions: NSU’s student-run literary magazine. Students work as editors and designers as they create this annual publication of student work. Students are also encouraged to submit original works of poetry, short fiction, artwork, and photography for publication. For more information, call (954) 262-8233 or email

Lambda Pi Eta: Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the honor society of the National Communication Association. NSU’s Upsilon Zeta chapter of LPH was chartered in 2005.


  • declared major in communication
  • earned a minimum of 60 credits
  • cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • at least 12 earned credits in communication major courses
  • at least a 3.25 GPA in major courses
  • top 35% of class
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