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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 NSU Write from the Start Writing and Communication 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 and Communication Center Director Kevin Dvorak, Ph.D., 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 and Communication Center. Digressions Literary & Art Journal editorial staff can also register for WRIT internships by contacting faculty adviser Mario D’Agostino at

  • Apply for an internship! – Applying for a COMM or WRIT internship? Ask NSU Career Development about how to apply for an internship today.

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: Create. Imagine. Inspire. Digressions Literary and Art Journal is the student-run literary journal sponsored by the Department of Writing and Communication in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit original works of poetry, short fiction, creative essays, dramatic scenes, artwork, and photography for consideration in the journal, which is published yearly in the winter semester.

For additional submission information, please contact: Logan Stewart, Director, or Jenna Kopec, Associate Editor and Social Media & Marketing Manager. You may also contact co-faculty advisors Mario D'Agostino and Molly Scanlon.

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

The NSU Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students at NSU interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA aspires to advance the public relations profession by developing ethically responsible pre-professionals who champion diversity, strive for an outstanding education, and advocate for the profession. For more information or to join, contact Faculty Adviser Whitney Lehmann, Ph.D., at

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. The NSU Chapter of SPJ is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information or to join, contact Faculty Adviser Crystal Knuth at

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