Communications group sends word out in a rebuilding year
BY MAYURI MUNOT
OU News Bureau
Decimated by graduation, the Association for Women in Communications is rebuilding by reaching out to the student body.
The association is actively looking for members especially freshman and seniors. The association accepts all majors, and men and women.
Jeff Youngquist, assistant professor of communications and adviser of AWC for five years, said,
“The association faded away last year after a lot of influential students graduated and the association lost its core.”
The AWC is a national organization that works most with the fields of journalism, television and radio production, film, advertising, public relations and graphic design.
Its main focus is professional development for women. In the past, the AWC did a dress for success program with the American Marketing Association. AWC also is promoting volunteering and nonprofit work such as the Relay for Life.
Gabrielle Schulte, AWC president, wants to bring in speakers from professional settings.
“There are so many networking opportunities at OU that I feel so many people are unaware of, so I want to really publicize our events and bring in great speakers to not only network with but provide great advice for students in the communication field,” she said.
Allison Cumper, senior communications major and social media chair for AWC, updates social media outlets and advertises meetings, fundraisers, and speakers the association sponsors.
“My hope for AWC at OU is to help other communications majors to network and hopefully, find jobs after graduation,” she said.
Sydney McKee, a junior communications major and AWC secretary, said the association is planning events and fundraisers.
“Once the association is recognized,” she said, “we hope to help people prepare for a successful career in a communication field, through networking, and learning new skills and information about the job market.”
Vice President Ashley Grant said that joining the association is a great opportunity to network with professionals and build a great resume.
More information about The Association of Women in Communications is at www.womcom.org.Tweet
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