Academic Service Enhancement Ideas for PhD Students

First Steps

  • Attend Business Meetings for Topical Areas at NCA and Regionals
  • Volunteer to be a Paper Reader for NCA Student Section and Regional Topical Areas
  • Ask GradCo Leadership about Service Opportunities

Second Steps

  • Volunteer to be a Paper Reader for NCA Topical Area (if allowed by Division)
  • Consider Running for Graduate Student Senate Position
  • Volunteer for Student Representative Positions on COMS Committees

Third Steps and Beyond

  • Let Journal Editors in School of Communication Studies Know you are Interested in Reviewing
  • Volunteer for Positions like Student Rep or Secretary at Division Meetings at Regional Conferences and NCA

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Honors & Awards

Hudak, N. (2018-2019). Claude Kantner Graduate Fellowship. Graduate College, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Rubinsky, V. (2018).Top Paper Panelist in Human Communication & Technology Division at the National Communication Association.

Waldbuesser, C. (2018). Founders Award for Top Student Paper in the Popular Culture Interest Group at the Central States Communication Association.


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