Park scholars are expected to excel in their coursework and do -- often double-majoring or minoring in areas outside communications -- while benefiting from programming designed specifically for them:
First-year scholar seminar: Each entering class of Park scholars participates in a weekly seminar that focuses on a critical issue within the field of communications, such as globalization and the media.
Biannual Saturday seminars: Twice each academic year, Park scholars gather together in workshops, using readings and screenings to explore and debate issues key to the field of communications. One year, scholars might discuss globalization and multiculturalism, while another year will find them exploring alternative voices on the subject of human rights.
Faculty mentor projects: Scholars are also offered exciting opportunities to work one-on-one with their professors and collaborate on research and creative projects.
Symposia and colloquia: A variety of events are organized each year to give scholars the opportunity to showcase their research and other projects.
New York shadowing trip: Park scholar juniors travel to New York in the fall to spend a day paired with alumni and other communications professionals.
Speaker series: Through the Park Distinguished Visitor Series and many other events and programs, scholars are able to meet and interact with today's leading communications professionals.