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communications at vandy

tkg1999tkg1999 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
Hi!!
I think I'm applying ED to Vandy this year, but I wanted to know how good (or bad) the Communications major is! I know Vandy isnt exactly famous for Communications but I really liked the school and was hoping it would be good enough that I could still go there

Replies to: communications at vandy

  • Faline2Faline2 Registered User Posts: 4,217 Senior Member
    Vandy has a very strong and respected Communications major. The head of CNN DC is a Vandy grad and many Vandy grads have found employment in media related positions. There is a center on campus named for John Seigenthaler you should examine and read about. Go to the Communications academic dept page. They also produce a newspaper a year on the subject of media career graduates and their employment for alum. best wishes
  • AdmitAgainAdmitAgain Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    Agree with Faline2. Lots of opportunity to build a portfolio while at Vandy. Northwestern and NYU still have better connections for employment after college in my opinion.
  • kempettekempette Registered User Posts: 29 Junior Member
    I was a CMST major at Vandy (with the above mentioned CNN head, actually). I can't speak for the program today, but in the stone ages it was a great program with excellent faculty. It's not a media degree- much more emphasis on rhetorical analysis and communication in general, so a lot depends on what you want to do with your degree. If I had to do it all again however, I would.
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