Opportunities

Communication majors at Pitt-Greensburg

Awards/Scholarships

Pitt-Greensburg Scholarships

 

Career Information

 

Clubs/Honor Societies/Organizations

Lambda Pi Eta (Epsilon Theta Chapter) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). NCA is our nation’s largest organization of researchers, educators, and professionals working to advance understanding of all forms of human communication. Epsilon Theta is the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg chapter of Lambda Pi Eta. Our chapter hosts speakers, holds events, conducts fund raising, and pursues opportunities to enhance service and scholarship in Communication that enriches our major, University campus, and surrounding communities. If you are interested in Lambda Pi Eta, please contact Dr. John Prellwitz or Dr. Gretchen Underwood.

Pitt-Greensburg Media was founded in 2013 by a committed group of students, faculty, and staff to promote multimedia storytelling and media production on our campus. To this end, we have organized student-led recordings of various campus events including concerts, theatrical performances, lectures, and a series of fiction and poetry readings and interviews with local and nationally recognized writers and filmmakers. Faculty and students have also branched out to create community partnerships with numerous organizations within Westmoreland County and the greater Pittsburgh area.

  • Watch a video we produced for 2014 Blue and Gold Homecoming Weekend events.
  • Watch videos we created to raise awareness and help tell the stories of persons with intellectual disabilities through a partnership with the Westmoreland County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.
  • Watch a preview of a 30-minute documentary video we produced in the mountains of San Jose Del Negrito, Honduras for Shoulder-to-Shoulder Pittsburgh, a medical relief and community development non-profit organization.

Pitt-Greensburg Media is currently developing videos and projects for the Home Care & Hospice division of Excela Health as well as creating community partnerships with the Blackburn Center and the Westmoreland Cultural Trust. If you are interested in Pitt-Greensburg Media, please contact Dr. John Prellwitz.

 

Graduate Studies

Possible areas of graduate studies include Communication, Rhetoric, Media Studies, Corporate Communication, with specialties in Advertising, Public Relations, and Marketing, as well as Law.

 

Internships/Study Abroad

Sports Communication Internship Program
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Sports Information Office and Communication program announces a student internship program in Sports Communication.  Placement in the Sports Communication Internship will enable students to gain valuable knowledge and skills working in all aspects of sports journalism/media communication. The internship is offered through the Pitt-Greensburg Sports Information Office. The internship will enable motivated students the opportunity to earn University academic credit while gaining hands on experience in the following areas:

  • Radio Broadcast (Live Sports Events)
  • Online Webcasts (Video of Live Sports Events)
  • Video Editing (Highlights of Pitt-Greensburg Athletic Events)
  • Event Promotion and Marketing
  • Public Announcing
  • Sports Information (Media Relations, Statistics, Web Maintenance, Leadership)

If you are interested in the Sports Communication Internship Program, please contact Dr. John Prellwitz.

 

Reserach Opportunities

The Green Scholar Program
Faculty members submit proposals nominating students for Green Scholarships. Selection to the program reflects the student’s academic accomplishments and the confidence shown in the student by the faculty member making the nomination. The Green Scholar program is made possible through funding from the Jack Buncher Foundation and the R.K. Mellon Foundation.