Academic Programming

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 intersections between the field of Communications, Social Justice and Civic Engagement.

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.

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.

Cultural Competency, and Servant Leadership, Workshops: Park Scholars gain important skills to make greater impact in their civic engagement, community service and social justice work.

Park Scholars stand on the High Line in NYC during the 2017 NYC Shadowing trip