There are two kinds of communication majors: those with a knack for public speaking and those with a talent for media such as web, video or publications. Communication majors carry a love for sharing stories through a variety of mediums.
Communication majors can be found in many different job paths. Graduates have worked at companies like Z102.9, Great America, Hibu, the City of Cedar Rapids, Dardis Communications. From prominent speaking careers in ministry and politics, to layout and design of magazines, a communication major gives students the skills they need to reach their goals.
Communication majors have presented their creative writing during the university’s Scholarship Festival, a day-long presentation of the finest student work from across all spectrums.
Communication majors are required to complete a semester-long internship, and are encouraged to participate in many hand-on learning opportunities. Students have interned with the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball team, St. Luke’s Hospital, Z102.9 radio station, Mercy Medical Center, Northwestern Mutual, the Indian Creek Nature Center and Henry Russell Bruce advertising agency and marketing firm.
Communication students enjoy being part of the multitude of clubs across campus. The Mount Mercy Times student newspaper offers a variety of experiences for Communication students, especially those in the media track, although verbal students can showcase their professional writing skills in the Times, too. Many communication students are active in Mount Mercy’s theater activities—including taking roles in university play productions or being part of the Beggin’ for Mercy comedy improve troupe. Some communication majors are also active in Enactus. The club offers students hands-on opportunities to apply classroom skills in a variety of business settings.