Hofstra University is known for its communications department, found on campus in the Laurence Herbert School of Communications building on the South side of campus. Students in the communications department have access to an amazing array of resources and have the highest student retention rate of all of Hofstra‘s schools at 89% retention. For good reasons, Hofstra University‘s LHSC is accredited and one that many students transfer into, with opprotunities abound and knowledge like no other taught throughout the different courses within the communications departments.

Rankings

Among Hofstra‘s rankings, they were rated the second best university in communications career outcomes based on alumni careers post-college. The radio station at Hofstra, WRHU-88.7 FM, was rated the number one college radio station in the nation in both 2015 and 2016 and continues to be one of the best in the country. It is also part of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, or ACEJMC, known for their commitment to excellence in the field of communications. All around, the school of communications sets students up for success in their field and prepares them for work later on.

Involvement Early On

From the moment you walk in on campus as a freshman, you are given many opportunities to get ahead in the communications field. From in-depth classes that allow you to explore different aspects of the field to multiple clubs, there is not reason not to get involved early on. Hofstra‘s ScoScoop sends out emails to communications students through their Hofstra email frequently, keeping them updated on scholarships, events, and opportunities that they can take advantage of, no matter what year they are. Even as a freshman, you can be involved in the communications department and begin to build up your resume as much as you can alongside your schoolwork.

Alumni Connections

Through many different organizations on campus such as the Hofstra Chronicle, Zeta Phi Eta, professors and more that can help you get ahead with your career in the communications field at Hofstra. The career outcome rate for Hofstra communications graduates is 96% in Journalism, and 100% in Radio, Television and Film. In a department in which many areas are seeing a decline, it is vital to have good connections with former students and faculty in order to help get ahead. Hofstra is not considered a large school, so it is easier to make connections and get to know others in the communications department on a personal level. After all, it’s all about who you know.

Internships

Along with ScoScoop helping students find internships on Long Island, New York and elsewhere, the Career Center also assists students in getting internships and jobs as well as applying for them. Since Hofstra is so close to New York City, the media capital of the world, it is perfect for connecting with big-name brands and companies stationed in the city that will fair beautifully on a resume. Internships are required to get a degree later in the college process, but this is not in any way a hindrance. Hofstra excels at preparing students for their careers and making internships a mandatory part of coursework helps them achieve their goals in a much more efficient way. With internships at places such as SUSUFHISUFHISUFHIUS and opportunities such as the Herbert School’s Sco in Rome and Hofstra in LA, there are more reasons to succeed than reasons not to.

Resources

In the Hofstra communications department, the world is at your fingertips from the moment you set foot on campus. Hofstra offers many resources within the LHSC that students can take advantage of at any point within their careers. These include the NewsHub, Studio A and WRHU to name a few. Along with these, Hofstra boasts 4K/Ultra HD cameras, a multimedia studio for music, audio and radio production, as well as a sound mixing, color correction audio production suite for Film and TV use. Along with this, Hofstra‘s professors all have first-hand experience in their field and are determined to help their students get the most out of the communications field to succeed in their future endeavors.

Without a doubt, Hofstra University‘s communications program is one to be reckoned with. With close proximity to one of the most major cities in the world and accredited professors with experience in their fields, there is no limit to what students in communications can accomplish. With alumni working in places like NBC News, Sirius XM Radio, HGTV Magazine, A&E Network, the New York Times and more, the communications department is sure to guide you towards success no matter what you decide to do with it.

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Melanie Haid


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