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Student Blog

I am the Internet. – Okay. I am not the Internet, but I am a part of the generation that was introduced to it during our formative years. I signed up for my first Juno email account as a senior in high school.

Alumni Blog

Netiquette is important in online classes. Follow these four easy guidelines to avoid negativity in discussions with your classmates when disagreements arise.

Each person prepares for their journey through Purdue’s Masters in Communication graduate program at a different point in their professional lives. Some students start the program shortly after completing an undergraduate degree, while others may start their careers before taking this step.

Earning a Master of Science degree in Communication from Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication has made me a better public relations professional. I learned new ways to think about the challenges and opportunities we face as professional communicators that allow me to attack the work I do with greater knowledge and renewed enthusiasm.

Hello, my name is Jeff Lacap. I spent 7-plus years in the U.S. Army as a broadcast journalist and have also worked in the Communications field for more than 17 years. In my career I’ve had numerous communication jobs including writer/editor, radio producer, radio DJ, video producer and media relations specialist.

Faculty Blog

One of the most important aspects of your graduate, strategic communications online program will be the relationships you develop with your faculty members. These relationships can positively impact your academic performance, expose you to novel concepts and professional contacts, and develop into long-lasting friendships.

In your communication master’s program, you will be expected to demonstrate well-honed writing skills in your essays. Your courses will require proficiency in real-world business communications, as well as scholarly writing and the use of APA formatting.

When the topic “What to Expect in an Online Graduate Program” arose, I jumped on it like a business traveler seeking an electrical outlet at the airport. But then when it came time to write, my conscience kicked in and I had to reverse my initial thinking.

You see, I first contemplated a stuffy “how to” manual approach, with advice about exploring the About This Course, checking the grading rubrics, etc.

Networking is generally considered to be one of the most effective forms of marketing. At the same time, face-to-face communication also is generally accepted as the most potent form of direct communication.

Embarking on a communications graduate program can be both exciting and stressful; fear of the unknown can create anxiety, which is both normal and understandable. In this blog, I hope to provide an accurate, “insider’s” look at Purdue’s graduate Strategic Communications program so that you know what to expect, and how to achieve the greatest level of success.

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