Practicum Experience Essay

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The first day I met with Stephanie I mainly asked questions I never received an answer to my first semester as a Communications Arts major. I switched into Comm halfway through my first semester as an architecture student because I worried I would be stuck with the same architecture job my whole life. I told her things like that really concern me and she confirmed what my friend from high school told me when I decided I wanted to switch. They both explained how Comm had multiple options from behind the scenes music production to on camera anchor positions. This was a major relief both times I heard it because I never want to be stuck in the same field and though it is all one major I have many different options to choose from. When I …show more content…
The semester I started Comm I joined the radio station because I like to hear new artists and I thought it would be beneficial for me in the future. I was taught how to run the station, but I never learned anything else the first year. Stephanie told me that practicum is used to familiarize students with work they would find in the real world. It is also used to run school organizations such as the newspaper (website), radio, television station, and more. This way the school is able to keep necessary functions without paying for (most) workers while students learn valuable skills for their …show more content…
I heard a lot about it beforehand and taking her advice from our last meeting I decided it could not hurt to go. During the meeting, Steph introduced me to the rest of her photography group and they proceeded to tell me all of what they do. While the others were talking, Stephanie explained how they would take certain jobs by going to events to take pictures and putting them on a website or a flashdrive to save them for future use. That is when she told me about the other groups The Wood Word has and what they

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