The North Carolina Triad is home to scores of media firms and is one of the top 50 media markets in the country. This gives our students unparalleled access to the professional world. We are also conveniently located to even larger markets. A number of HPU grads have completed internships in New York, Washington, D.C. and Charlotte among other cities.
Our program moved into a new state-of-the-art 60,000 sq. foot facility in December 2008. The building features all digital equipment in a beautiful space, including two high-definition television studios, a multi-track audio recording studio, an internet radio station, a games-development lab, a broadcast newsroom, a public opinion polling center, Mac and PC student computer labs and 12 audio/video editing suites.
Our facilities are designed for student use and are available throughout the day and night. Our student-managed internet radio station and our high- definition television station provide students with a place to apply the skills learned in the classroom to real-world settings.
The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication’s Philosophy Regarding Internships
Although High Point University is steeped in the liberal arts tradition, the faculty of the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication believes that the curriculum in the School should also provide students with the career skills necessary to secure entry-level positions in their chosen disciplines. A part of this career development may be a relevant and meaningful internship. The School of Communication holds the following beliefs about the internship experience:
- Students must be treated with dignity and respect and must not be harassed, ridiculed, or discriminated against.
- Students must be provided a meaningful work experience that facilitates learning, assures high standards, and garners quality experiences.
- Students should be financially compensated according to prevailing fair wage standards and provisions or via a reasonable one-time stipend. While there may be instances when no compensation will be provided to the student, the School does not encourage this kind of internship. Nevertheless, students will make the final decision on whether to waive or require financial compensation for the internships they seek.
The faculty of the School of Communication believes that an internship is a privilege and students receiving credit for internship activities must adhere to the School’s policies and guidelines published on the School website and in the University Bulletin. It is the student’s responsibility to plan how the internship will affect his or her academic career in terms of credits and time towards graduation. The School of Communication accepts a maximum of six internship credits towards the BA Major in Communication and additional internship credits—no matter how valuable the experience is perceived to be—will not substitute for academic coursework in securing the Communication degree.
Students may volunteer for internships on their own for no credit in Communication. The School does not maintain any involvement with this type of internship and will not grant credit for these internships under any conditions after-the-fact.
–Adopted by the faculty of The Nido R. Qubein School of Communication 9/24/14