As the semester is quickly underway, students may be trying to figure out what clubs to join on campus. Usually a few thoughts commonly come to mind: “What clubs match my interests?” “Where can I go to seek professional and career driven advice?” “How can I meet other students similar to myself?” Well, by attending the Michigan Association of Communication Studies Mass Meeting on Monday, September 21 (6:30pm in NQ Space 2435), students will quickly find that this organization provides many of the qualities they seek in a club on campus.
The Michigan Association of Communication Studies, commonly referred to as MACS, is a student-run organization supported by the Communication Studies department that helps students explore career opportunities in communications related fields. By hosting numerous recruiting and networking events with leaders in the retail, marketing, advertising, public relations, and journalism industries, MACS has shown students how their academic experiences can translate into the real world. Additionally, MACS helps students explore the Communication Studies degree by providing advising resources, allowing students to gain assistance and advice on a diverse array of topics including Communications courses, professors, and requirements.
MACS has established itself as one of the leading clubs on campus for recruiting and networking events. Over the past few years, hundreds of Michigan students have attended MACS events hosted by some of the country’s most successful and profitable businesses and agencies. Past companies include Domino’s Pizza, Walgreens, Steve Madden, Trunk Club, David Yurman, Eisbrenner PR, Starcom, and W Magazine to name a few.
Not a Communications major? No worries – MACS events are open to everyone! At the Mass Meeting, MACS executive board members will speak on the requirements to be considered an official member, talk about some of the exciting upcoming events, and expand on the resources they can offer to their members. The anticipation is building on campus for students waiting to hear what recruiters will be hosting an event with MACS this year. To let you in on the secret, students can expect a visit from Target’s recruiting coordinator to hear about what it is like to work at one of the world’s leading retailers and the internship and job opportunities available at their headquarters. Additionally, Weber Shandwick, a leading global PR agency will be coming by campus anxiously waiting to meet MACS members as well.
So what can a student gain by coming to the Mass Meeting on Monday? Students can meet other students who are interested in the communication field, learn about upcoming recruiting and networking events, and get to know MACS executive board which is made up of a dozen Communication Studies majors who can provide advice on the major, internship experiences, and can answer any general questions students may have about how MACS can help prepare them for the future. So make sure to swing by North Quad Space 2435 on Monday, September 21 at 6:30 to eat some pizza, learn about the organization, and get involved on campus! Can’t wait to see you there!