Each semester, you’ll attend an all-day residency where you’ll learn what will be expected in the coming semester. You’ll meet with your faculty mentor and performance coach, learn the fundamentals of the content you’re about to research, and collaborate with your cohort to start work on your next project. Breakfast and lunch are on us, and by the end of the day you’ll leave feeling prepared to take on a series of new exciting projects.
As a strategic communication expert, it is imperative that you interact in a way that is culturally sensitive and globally aware, so all of our students have the opportunity to participate in a fully paid international trip. Through this experience, you’ll be able to bring your strategic communication expertise to international organizations who need your help.
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Competency Based Education
For every project, there are established “competencies” that you need to meet or exceed before moving to another project. Once you’ve mastered the skills you’re working on, you’ll be ready to move forward. The idea is that you don’t just get a grade and move on. You work with mentors and coaches who push you to get to the level where you need to be, even if it requires multiple revisions. You get expert feedback and one-on-one assistance through the entire process.
The MSC program is intentionally designed so that it’s easy to fit into your regular schedule, but we understand that life can be overwhelming sometimes. While we do encourage students to move through the program in consecutive semesters, you have the option to take a semester off between sequences. When you return, you’ll be assigned a new cohort to work with and you’ll start where you left off. We just ask that you don’t take more than two consecutive semesters off and that you keep us in the loop as your plans change.
In every project sequence, you’ll work with clients to create a variety of custom projects. The client you choose is entirely up to you and we’ll help you locate a client if you don’t have one in mind. Many potential clients approach us each semester asking for qualified and interested students. We call these clients “experience providers” and we vet them carefully to make sure they can offer you a quality experience.