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Experiential learning is an important part of how our program helps majors achieve Communication Studies program learning goals. The Capstone, experienced through 3, 9, or 15 credits in a practicum or internship format, is the culminating experiential component of the CMST curriculum for the Communication Studies major. Students can choose to do:
This practicum or internship helps students synthesize their learning from previous coursework and activities through a portfolio reflection process while students apply and reflect upon their learning within a chosen organizational context, either as an FSU Communication Leadership Lab assistant or as an intern in a regional organization.
Students should keep the following in mind as they build their academic portfolio to prepare for the Capstone experience:
Be sure to check the list of Communication internship opportunities provided by the FSU Advising Center.
Competitive Positions affiliated with the CMST department:
Capstone Press Releases
Frostburg State University (FSU) Senior Kaytie Riley completed her Communications Studies (CMST) capstone through a 3-credit internship with Garrett County’s Dove Center, a non-profit organization that provides safety, shelter, and services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. ...read on
Frostburg State University (FSU) senior Davonne Walker of Stevensville, MD, completed her Capstone experience this Fall 2016. Walker will be graduating with her Bachelors in Communication Studies in December 2016. For her capstone experience she interned as a Communication Leadership Lab Assistant in the Department of Communication. She completed her capstone under the supervision of Dr. Elesha Ruminski, Associate Professor and Coordinator of ...read on
Frostburg State University (FSU) senior Justice Sifford of LaVale, MD, completed the Communication Studies capstone course in December of 2016. During this time, he worked as a Communication Leadership Lab Assistant with two other students under the direction of Dr. Elesha Ruminski, associate professor of Communication Studies. Sifford is a Communication Studies Major with a concentration in Public Communication and Rhetorical Studies minoring in Public Relations and French. He is an employee of the technical services crew at the Lane University ...read on