Student advisory board CSUGSAB
The Communication Studies Undergraduate Student Advisory Board (CSUGSAB) is a group of student leaders who are majoring in Communication Studies.
They are passionate about the critical importance of communication and committed to combining academic excellence with real-world experience as they prepare for graduation.
Partnering with faculty and graduate students, the CSUGSAB strives to:
- Promote the Communication Studies major on campus and in the community
- Represent the student perspective on department initiatives
- Foster a collaborative community for Communication Studies students
- Provide members with meaningful professional development opportunities
- Educate majors in Communication Studies about how to develop and execute their professional development plan and translate their degree to a variety of professional contexts
Members will meet the objectives by:
- Meeting regularly with Dr. Castle
- Developing and presenting Communication Career Profile Presentations
- Innovating and organizing department events aimed at enhancing undergraduate professional development
- Taking on an annual philanthropic event
- Coming up with more ideas as the advisory board forms and takes off
Benefits and experiences
- Meaningful professional development opportunities under the mentorship of a faculty member
- Guided career exploration and networking opportunities
- Prepare and deliver department and campus-wide presentations
- Organize events to engage and enhance undergraduate experience in the major
- Serve as mentors for new majors
- Networking opportunities for students with faculty and graduate students
- Leadership opportunities within the department
- Make meaningful connections with other students leaders within the major
- Help connect our majors with important developmental opportunities
- Identify one major philanthropic project that we do each year as a group—just us a group or organize and invite faculty, GTAs, and majors
Meet N Greet
Current and prospective majors get to know faculty and graduate students and learn more about the major and courses.
Regular get-togethers organized by the board for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to connect outside the classroom. We’ve had movie nights—a movie at The Ross followed by coffee and discussion at The Foundry—as well as a game night and an art night so far.
Central States Communication Association Conference
At this regional conference. board members can see research presentations, network with scholars, and get a feel for what a career in academia might look like.