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Mass Communications Preview

Spring 2019 - Date to be announced

Get an in-depth view of South Dakota State's Department of Mass Communications along side our Journalism faculty and current students.


Mass Communication Preview Schedule

8:45-9:15 a.m. – Check-in at Jackrabbit Preview in the Student Union

9:15-9:30 a.m. – Welcome

9:30-11:00 a.m. – Parent and Student general sessions

11:15-11:30 a.m. – Department overview with Department Head Lyle Olson

11:30-12:00 p.m. – MCOM student panel. Ask current SDSU students questions about their experiences in classes and on campus. Students with backgrounds in print, broadcast, advertising, public relations and social media will be on the panel.

12:00 p.m. – Lunch with current Mass Communications students. 

1:00-2:45 p.m. – Rotate between the following four options:

  • Help the editors at the student newspaper, The Collegian, plan stories for the next issue and go on the air at the campus radio station KSDJ.
  • Visit Yeager Media Center and sit in the anchor chair to learn how to do television news at our campus TV station.
  • Put your social media skills to the test to create an advertisement for a chance to win prizes.
  • Tour Yeager Hall to see where you would be taking classes and meet faculty.

3:00-4:00 p.m. – Campus and Residence Hall tours