American Advertising Federation (AAF)
The DePaul Student Advertising Group is the official organization for students interested in advertising at DePaul University. Our purpose is to bring together students who share a passion for great advertising and communication solutions. Our group helps prepare students for a career in advertising by facilitating an ongoing dialogue that covers the latest developments and trends in the ad industry. We do this through a mix of guest speakers and advertising industry presentations, student ad competitions, networking and career information sessions, visits to local Chicago area advertising/communication agencies, and social events.
The College of Communication promotes social and political discussion through debate. This activity develops presentation, reasoning and persuasive skills and offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of formats. Debate also deepens students' understanding of the issues which will shape the future.
DePaul Communication Organization (DCO)
Students who are interested in the field of Communication may join DCO, a student-run organization. DCO hosts a variety of activities, speaking events, and site visits throughout the year that allow students an opportunity to network with one another as well as professionals in the field. DCO is open to all DePaul students regardless of their major.
Good Day DePaul (GDD)
Good Day DePaul is a student run news magazine show that caters to DePaul students and college aged students in general. The program films one to two times a month and features DePaul news as well as current events. Students produce, direct, and anchor the program, as well as conduct in studio interviews.
The College offers an internship program through which majors and minors can earn academic credit and gain practical experience in a professional setting. Students may be enrolled in CMN 394, Advanced Communication Internship, and/or CMN 395, Communication Internship Special Topics (topics vary), only after meeting college-established eligibility requirements. An individual student may participate in several internship experiences. A maximum of 16 quarter hours of internship and practicum credit can be applied to degree requirements. CMN 394 may be used to fulfill the Junior Year Experiential Learning Requirement in the Liberal Studies Program and/or as a major field requirement. If a second internship is taken, CMN 395 may count as a communication elective. A maximum of two graded internships can be used toward the major field requirements. Subsequent hours of internship credit are taken through different CMN 395 special topics courses and fulfill unrestricted electives. Communication minors may have one graded internship count towards completion of the minor.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is a student-run organization for those interested in a career in public relations. The DePaul chapter organizes a variety of activities throughout the academic year including visits to Chicago public relations agencies, career fairs, speaker events featuring industry professionals, as well as a mentoring program and young alumni outreach effort geared to connect members to recent graduates now in the field.
The College manages Radio DePaul, the campus radio station. Students may earn up to eight credit hours (four in the major) for radio production by enrolling with instructor’s permission in CMN 393, Communication Practicum.
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
This is a student-run organization for students interested in careers in journalism. The DePaul chapter sponsors campus speakers, career information sessions, and journalism seminars/conferences. Student members are eligible to apply for SPJ-sponsored internships and student competitions.
The DePaulia is the university’s student-run paper and web site, which is integrated into the Communication curriculum. Published weekly since 1922, the newspaper covers news, sports, features, and community-related events. Editors on the newspaper are eligible for four hours of credit under JOUR 393, Journalism Practicum.