Quinnipiac University

School of Communications Student Experience

School of Communications students create a vibrant community, participating in more than 12 student-run clubs and organizations, such as The Chronicle, Q30-TV, WQAQ FM, Quinnipiac Film Society and the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network. They immerse themselves in student competitions, including the College Media Association Pinnacle, the New England Society of News Editors, and the Society of Professional Journalists. And our unique Quinnipiac in LA program is a year-round learning experience in Los Angeles for our undergraduate and graduate students that combines coursework with an internship in the entertainment industry, journalism, digital design, advertising and many other areas.

In Their Own Words

Our School of Communications provides a dynamic, hands-on education that focuses on personal and professional development. You will have unparalleled access to our industry-leading faculty and the ability to forge meaningful connections that often endure after you graduate.

David Rabinowitz '09, Film, Television and Media Arts alumnus, speaking with communications students

David Rabinowitz ’09

Co-writer of the Oscar-winning screenplay "BlacKkKlansman"

“When you are writing a screenplay, it’s always going to be interpreted by others, and my time at Quinnipiac with the film society showed me what happens after that critical step. Instead of the words staying on the page, they were spoken by actors, shot by cameras operated by crew, lit by lights set up by gaffers, and edited into a finished film.”

Victoria Rutligliano '18 on set at the Golf Channel

Victoria Rutligliano ’18

Interned at the Golf Channel and Fox Sports West

“My student media experience was the best part of my first three years here on campus. It was a lot of work, but the opportunities I had because of my involvement were second to none.”

Connor Roche ’18, journalism alumnus, pictured in a suit with a basketball court in the background

Connor Roche ’18

Journalism

“Covering various media events for the Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots as a digital sports intern for WCVB in Boston gave me the chance to ask questions of the biggest names in Boston sports.”

Student Spotlight

A journalism student smiles as she holds a drone about to take off as part of a course on new technologies in journalism
Sarah Doiron

Journalism, Class of 2017

Sarah Doiron ’17 is well-prepared to cover the world.

As part of an advanced international journalism course, she traveled across Nicaragua to meet with locals and tell their stories using a variety of multimedia resources.

“It was one of the most interesting experiences I ever had,” she said.

One of the most eye-opening experiences occurred when she visited a nursing home and witnessed how differently the elderly are treated there.

“There was a blind man there talking with us about how he didn’t get much help,” she recalled. “He told us about how other people make fun of him and guide him into walls.”

The trip changed her world-view and helped her use the many skills she developed during the three investigative journalism internships she completed at Quinnipiac. Coupled with her time as editor of our student-run newspaper, The Quinnipiac Chronicle, she has built an eclectic toolbox of skills and talents.

“I have so many skills I’ve developed over my years at Quinnipiac,” she said. “I have loved everything about my experience here. The Chronicle has given me plenty of learning opportunities to grow as a journalist, and being editor-in-chief has helped me grow as a person.”

Student Groups

In addition to our award-winning student-run media outlets, you'll have access to several professional affinity and advocacy groups, as well as a large number of university-wide service and social organizations. These include:

  • Association for Women in Sports Media
  • Lambda Pi Eta (honor society of National Communication Association)
  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • The Production (original music and choreography)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • The Quinnipiac Barnacle (parody/satire newspaper)
  • The Quinnipiac Film Society
  • QuinniPR (public relations firm)
  • Society of Professional Journalists

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