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Why Study Communications at Elizabethtown

An Elizabethtown College education will prepare you to enter the rapidly changing world of communications.

Areas of Study

As a communications major at Elizabethtown College, you'll lay the groundwork for a career as a professional communicator in both the media/journalism and corporate worlds.

Campus Media

Elizabethtown College is home to several student-run and community-based campus media outlets.

Caitlin Koller '11

“The people I worked with [at MTV] were impressed with how much I knew, and I have Elizabethtown to thank for that.”–Caitlin Koller

Caitlin Koller came to Elizabethtown College with an idea of what she wanted to do, and the Communications Department gave her the knowledge and skills to do so.

“I chose a major in Communications because in high school I fell in love with video and video editing. As soon as I walked into the Department of Communications at Elizabethtown, I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” she said.

What initially drew Caitlin to Elizabethtown was the fact that, due to Elizabethtown’s smaller number of students, she would have more opportunities to use the communications facilities.

“I wanted hands-on experience my first year at school, not my third like most schools I looked at allowed. The Department of Communications allowed me to have hands-on involvement with ECTV and WWEC my first semester here.”

Since then, Caitlin has been involved with ECTV during all of her four years, and has held two student assistant jobs in the Communications department for two years each. For the summer of 2010, Caitlin was selected from a pool of 10,000 applicants to intern at MTV.

“I was so surprised to be selected as one of MTV's interns! The people I worked with [at MTV] were impressed with how much I knew, and I have Elizabethtown to thank for that,” she said.

Caitlin also has worked with local radio station WIOV and helped organizations in the community such as Brittany's Hope.

“The Department of Communications is very willing to help you with anything that you want to do,” she said. “The supportive environment here has really helped me become more confident and comfortable in taking the initiative and trying new things.”

--by Nate Derr '11

Elizabethtown College