Q. What can I expect from a MSCM practicum student?
A. Practicum students should be at least at the sophomore level and have completed the Writing for Mass Media course. They will have a basic understanding of mass media and should be able to do introductory writing projects.
Q. Are there limitations on what I can expect from my practicum student?
A. Practicum students are looking for an opportunity to apply what they've learned in class, but they are still learning. They are not go-fers; practicum experiences should not include secretarial duties or running errands that are not related to professional development.
Q. What should my practicum contract include?
A. Practicum contracts should list the types of activities that you want your practicum student to perform, the skills required to perform them and any other special requirements for the job.