Clarissa Kraayenbrink – Sports Editor
The Communication Club is not limited to just communication majors. Everyone uses communication in their everyday lives and a lot of other majors may find the club’s field trips beneficial.
Last semester, the club visited Agency Two Twelve, a public relations and marketing agency here in Sioux Center. Members got to see what a day in the life of a PR person is really like. They got to talk to employees about things like clients, projects and crisis communication. Faculty advisor Tom Prinsen says he enjoys seeing students realize what they can do with their degrees, things they may have never thought of before.
“It’s fun to watch students putting themselves into those positions,” Prinsen said. “That’s the kind of thing you can’t really do in class. You can talk about it in class, but you can’t see it in action.”
The main event the club has planned for the spring is an overnight trip to Minneapolis. The dates for the trip are March 22-23 and the group will visit places like the Star Tribune newspaper and Target Field, among others. The club would also like to visit a television station in Sioux City sometime this spring to give all communication majors – from journalism to digital media and even business and marketing majors – a glimpse into another avenue where they can use their degrees after graduation.
Prinsen also enjoys the informal aspect of the club. For instance, they gathered on Presidents’ Day last week to watch the 2012 film Lincoln, where Prinsen brought popcorn and people gathered in a casual setting. That’s something you can’t get in the formal setting of a class, Prinsen adds.
If you would like more information on the club or would like to receive their email updates, feel free to email Tom Prinsen or club president Clarissa Kraayenbrink.