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Experiential Learning

Welcome to AU SOC Experiential Learning. In collaboration with the AU Career Center and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, the School of Communication (SOC) connects current students and recent graduates with AU alumni, parents and professionals working in the field of communication. We offer site visits, panel discussions, workshops, networking events, interviews, meetings and productions leading to meaningful relationships and successful careers.

The globe is our laboratory. SOC faculty are leaders in the communication industry, uniquely positioned to engage and empower students, and our alumni are dedicated and engaged.

We are committed to helping every SOC storyteller access our life-changing programs, no matter their circumstances. Together, we can remove economic barriers so that every qualified SOC student has a full and enriching SOC experience. Help ensure all students have access to out of the classroom opportunities.

Program Opportunities

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L.A. Intensive

A week-long adventure connecting SOC students to industry professionals and networking opportunities in LA.


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NYC Career Intensive

Students explore career paths and industry trends while getting exclusive access to AU alumni living and working in New York City.


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Discover the World of Communication

SOC's premiere summer workshops connecting high school students to hands-on learning opportunities.

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Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Creating award-winning environmental films and innovative media.

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Study Abroad

Make the world your classroom. Study in Prague, London, and more!

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Investigative Reporting Workshop

Students work alongside our professional reporters and editors on active investigations on a range of critical issues.

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Dean's Internships

Combine classroom learning with real-world application — and get academic credit.

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Explore the wide world of internship experiences and opportunities to earn credits!


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SOC Mentorship

Our alumni mentoring program bridges the gap between the classroom and the professional world as you prepare for your future career.

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Discover the World of Communication

SOC’s premiere summer workshops connecting high school students to hands-on learning opportunities. 

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Presidential Primaries

A semester-long course connecting communications politics through hands-on experiences at the 2020 presidential primaries.

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Classroom in the Wild

A week-long intensive introducing students to the challenges and fun of environmental filmmaking.


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