I became interested in the Communications and Digital Media Studies program at Ontario Tech because of the new and emerging digital culture. People are all on social media but most of them don’t even understand how it works.
The university offers digital media studies, which mean you will learn a lot about digital communications—whether it is through advertisements, social networking sites, influencers or more!
There are benefits that I have experienced in this program so far—here are some of them:
Learning the history of communications' theories
While this sounds boring, it has a profound impact on my critical thinking ability. Histories are meant to teach us what to do with today’s conflicts.
There are professors from different backgrounds that give an in-depth knowledge of the critical aspects of communication; plus, most of the professors have their own fun way to transfer their knowledge!
Improve your verbal and written communication skills
This should be obvious and expected for anyone who is interested in majoring in communications for their undergraduate studies.
There are a lot of essays and papers that you will write through the years of studies here. It might sound intimidating for some people but it grew my love of writing instead!
I once took a Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age course. That specific course actually motivated me to be a Student Speak blogger! The professor had extensive knowledge in publishing in the digital age to share with us.
The final project also required us to act as writers in a publishing company. It was one of the most fun projects I’ve had throughout my studies.
Another interesting course that I took in my first year was on Public Speaking.
I was reluctant when I had to take the course because I was only in my second semester of living in Canada.
However, it really helped me to improve my verbal communication skills as an international student.
We had to speak in front of the class several times to build our confidence. At the end of the course, I gained a lot of confidence and knowledge of public speaking to talk in front of people!
Get hands-on experience
The Faculty of Social Science and Humanities offers both practicum and internship opportunities for students in fourth year. We can get 100-hours working experience, with several in-class seminars and academic assignments as a course.
I’m currently in the pre-practicum process. There are practicum co-ordinators that help find the perfect organization and position for everyone!
Those are just some of the benefits of the Communication and Digital Media Studies program!
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