Student Opportunities and Services

Find your creative outlet

Discover ways you can build your portfolio away from class.

Produce content. Get published. Make connections.

You learn best by doing.

Student media

Editors of The Standard discussing content plans
Join an award-winning publication and get your journalism career going.
Student cameraman filming on-air weather anchor during Ozarks News Brief webcast.
Discover the inner workings of a television news team. Go in front of the camera or edit and produce behind the scenes.
Filming of Show-Me Chefs
A culinary competition series that showcases local chefs.
Crew members of Carbon Trace Productions in Vietnam
Tell compelling stories and learn the art of documentary filmmaking.


Student experience
Meet industry pros and raise your experience level. All journalism majors must complete one internship.
Student experience
Discover what it's like to be a communication professional.


Student group
A place for student filmmakers to network and team up.
Student group
Love movies and film? Watch, discuss and enjoy them with your peers.
Student group
Share your passion for anime with other fans.
Student group
Join a national honor society for communication students.
Student group
The top organization for current and future PR pros.
Student group
Connect with other Bears who want to teach speech and theatre.
Student group
Women in Film
Unite with other women on campus through film.

Enjoy some recent classics

Binge watch these shows produced by former students.

Epilogue cast member
Web Series
When a plague ravages the modern world, time travelers seek a cure and find unexpected answers.
A Little Help cast members.
Web series
An aspiring young comedian tries to leave his hometown for New York City, but runs into mishaps along the way.

Honors and accolades

Our students produce award-winning content. Read about their latest achievements.

Student awards


Communication conferences and events

Many of our students submit and present papers at communication conferences. Undergraduate students have presented at the Oklahoma Sooners Communication Research Conference and DePauw University Undergraduate Research Conference. Graduate students have presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention and the Central States Communication Association.

Communication events also provide experiential learning for our students.

Service learning, professional experience and research opportunities

Through many of your communication courses, you'll work with nonprofit and community organizations to create applied communication projects. These service-learning experiences allow you to gain valuable professional experience, and the resulting projects make excellent additions to your portfolio. While many service-learning experiences are already integrated into coursework (particularly within the public relations curriculum), you can add a service-learning component to any class.

You are also encouraged to get involved with professional associations, which provide you with continuing education, professional development, networking and presentation opportunities.

In addition, you might consider completing an independent study project with a faculty member. These opportunities may include event planning and research projects, and course credit is often available.

Access the tools for success

Use resources around campus to aid your academic journey.

Find more help through our Guide to Services.