The Meek School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Explore the world through the Meek School’s Global Communication Day Sept. 20

Posted on: September 13th, 2018 by ldrucker

Have you ever wanted to explore the world? Now is the time.

You are invited to participate in Global Communication Day Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media’s Overby Conference Room 249. Students are invited to learn about opportunities to travel abroad and explore.

Zenebe Beyene, a professor and director of international programs, said the event is intended to inform students about opportunities available to them.

“The event is not only about study abroad; it is about internships, jobs, etc. at the international context,” he said. “For example, we have signed an MoU with a Jerusalem based institute that would provide internships for journalism majors or anyone who would like to write and publish stories.”

While the event is mainly for students, Beyene said it doesn’t exclude adults who can study in a number of places. He’s also hoping some professors can collaborate internationally on research projects.

“One of the plans I have is joint research projects with instructors and staff in other countries,” Beyene said. “There are so many interesting research projects in other countries. So, we can collaborate.

“For example, in some countries, a very serious alcohol consumption is affecting their workforce, or in others, traffic accidents are killing the workforce. How can we engage in joint research projects that would target the issues in a coordinated manner (IMC/journalism)? What kind of communication strategy would be effective to tackle such kind of issues in those countries?”

Beyene said the event is an opportunity for students to learn more about the exciting opportunities that are available to them.

“They will be motivated to go out, explore and learn,” he said, adding that he hopes students will learn that traveling abroad and learning in a new environment will significantly contribute to their professional and personal development.”

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