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Academic IntegrityOpen or Close
AdvisingOpen or Close
The advising office supports students as they plan and achieve their academic goals. Advisers are available for drop-in or scheduled appointments and provide advice on courses, scheduling and more.
204 Carnegie Building
Bellisario College FellowsOpen or Close
The Bellisario College Fellows program provides a transformational learning experience for students, helping them meet and network with alumni and industry leaders while engaging them to serve as ambassadors for the Bellisario College and Penn State. The goals of the Bellisario Fellows Program are to recognize and reward outstanding, high-achieving students and provide opportunities for service, scholarship, and professional development.
CommencementOpen or Close
CoursesOpen or Close
- Advertising/Public Relations
- Film Production
- Media Studies
- Telecommunications and Media Industries
Credit by PortfolioOpen or Close
Diversity and InclusionOpen or Close
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion mission includes: fostering the growth of diverse students as young leaders and young scholars; providing cultural programming that promotes a richer understanding and respectfulness of the differences; and supporting a variety of student clubs that allows students to get involved and work together.
204 Carnegie Building
Contact: Gary Abdullah
Facilities & TechnologyOpen or Close
Student Computer Information
- Computer & Software Recommendations
For ParentsOpen or Close
Internship & Career ServicesOpen or Close
The internship office encourages students to complete internships, conducts regular resume workshops and coordinates two communications-specific job fairs every year to help prepare students prepare for careers in the field of communications.
- Nittany Lions Careers
- Penn State Career Services
Cover letters, resumes and interview assistance.
- College of Communications LinkedIn Group
Media Opportunities (On Campus & Local)Open or Close
Centre County Report
Award-winning, student-produced TV newscast with local news, sports and weather.
Student-run video production agency.
Website featuring work produced by journalism students.
Web-based student radio station with news, talk and sports coverage 24 hours a day.
Nationally-recognized leader among college daily newspapers with news and business opportunities.
Happy Valley Communications
Student-run communications agency.
In the Game
Student-produced, magazine-style TV show explores sports issues, personalities, trends.
Since 1889, La Vie has documented the life of Penn State students as Penn State’s official yearbook, offering a history of the University through photos and stories.
Student-run online news organization.
Penn State’s only student-run television network.
The Lion's Roar
Featuring work by Penn State students as part of partnerships, reporting and production classes and special opportunities in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.
Multicultural student-run media site devoted to telling the untold stories within the Penn State community.
Undergraduate Research Opportunities
Variety of research projects with faculty in specified communication fields.
Penn State's life and style magazine.
WKPS-FM (The Lion 90.7)
Music, news, live sports and talk shows. Opportunities extend to underwriting and promotions.
Penn State's NPR & PBS affiliate offers a broad variety of opportunities including production assistance, social media, and Penn State sports production.
Scholarships & Financial AidOpen or Close
College of Communications Scholarships
University Financial Aid
Student OrganizationsOpen or Close
Student-run production team that broadcasts THON events
Contact: Bill Hallman
Advertising and PR Club
Contact: Helena Haynes
American Advertising Federation (AAF)
Student chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
Contact: Ken Yednock
American Copy Editors Society
Student chapter of national organization.
Contact: Chris Ritchie
Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM)
On-campus chapter of international organization.
Contact: John Affleck
Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students (BAMS)
The Bellisario Alliance for Multicultural Students (BAMS) is a coalition of multicultural students aiming to build and maintain a community within the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications by cultivating an accepting and welcoming atmosphere, collaboration with communications stakeholders, and fostering community and friendship.
Contact: Maryah Burney
Bellisario College Student Council
Representative body of the students of the College
Contact: David Kronthal
Blue & White Society
Student membership group of the Penn State Alumni Association
Contact: Maddie Dowdell
Student-produced videos for clients
Contact: Catie Grant
Student-run, web-based radio station
Contact: Emily McGlynn, Alex Rocco, Dylan Price
Critically Acclaimed Movies Club
Club for students involved in film.
Contact: Andres Arrieta
Nationally-recognized leader among college daily newspapers
Contact: Megan Swift
A campus chapter of Ed2010 that aspires to help students reach their magazine dream jobs through networking opportunities, professional workshops, industry speaker sessions and more.
Contact: Sydney Wetzel
Networking and Mentoring Organization
Contact: Elise Tecco
Elite Daily PSU
Digital online news organization
Graduate Students in Communications (GSIC)
Graduate student organization
Contact: Maranda Berndt
Happy Valley Comm
Student-run communications agency
Contact: Leonardo Girlando
Her Campus Penn State
Contact: Arden Ericson
International Affairs and Debate Association
The Penn State International Affairs and Debate Association is dedicated to increasing the awareness and knowledge of international relations and diplomacy, the function of international bodies, and the diversity of the world’s population by hosting and participating in Model United Nations conferences.
Contact: Nathan Russek
International Association of Business Communicators
Student organization focused on strategic communication
Contact: Renea Nichols
Kappa Tau Alpha
College honor society
Contact: Tara Wyckoff
The Penn State Yearbook
The Lion Caucus is a University-affiliated student organization connected to the Office of Government and Community Relations.
National Association of Multi-Ethnicities in Communications (NAMIC)
Student chapter of NAMIC
Online news organization
Contact: Gabe Angieri
Mentoring group to help first-year and transfer students
Contact: Julia Duffy
Penn State Sports Night
PSN-TV's weekly sports show
Contact: Destiny Sanchez
Phroth Humor Publication
Contact: Ava Wendelken
Student-produced TV news program
Contact: Hope Burley
Penn State Network Television is Penn State's only entirely student-run network, producing sports, news, comedy and more.
Contact: Sarah Simpson
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Cultivates relationships between students and professional public relations practitioners
Contact: Marlena Fortune
Society of Professional Journalists
Student chapter of organization dedicated to promoting and supporting journalists.
Contact: Steve Kraycik
Penn State's first magazine for students of color.
Contact: Marika Reynolds
Student food and lifestyle news
Contact: Lauren Dattilo
State of State
Facilitating campus dialogue
Contact: Panini Pandya
Student Film Organization (SFO)
Supporting student film at Penn State
Contact: Joseph Molloy Jr.
Student Programming Association (SPA)
Student-driven on campus events organization
Contact: Hunter Smith
Student club focusing on telecommunications industry and opportunities.
Contact: Lee Mills
Student-run online news site
Contact: Ethan Smith
Penn State's life and style magazine
Contact: Eliza Koster
Making campus culture pop
Contact: Alyssa Inman
WKPS-FM (The LION 90.7)
Student radio station
Contact: Alex Hansen
Penn State's National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate
Contact: Toni Irvin
Penn State's PBS affiliate
Contact: Toni Irvin
Study Abroad, Washington Program & Hollywood ProgramOpen or Close
150 study-abroad programs available around the world. Open your mind, change your life, and prepare yourself for the global professional environment of the 21st century.
Spend a semester in Washington, D.C. and tap into all the resources the city has to offer. Open to juniors and seniors in any major. Sophomores considered on a case-by-case basis.
Spend a semester in Los Angeles and gain valuable experience in the entertainment industry. Open to juniors and seniors in any major.
Undergraduate Research OpportunitiesOpen or Close
Undergraduate research opportunities in the College of Communications allow students to gain experience in their specified field of study while earning course credit.
By working with faculty members in COMM 494, students will learn hands-on research skills such as coding, website/project management, website design, database searches, creative writing, analytical writing and more.