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Students learn about Texas Tech Media and Communications

photo credit: Cali Scott
Tech up \\ Informing classes about Texas Tech, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs, Todd Chambers, Ph. D, and other visitors from the university answered questions, explained their experiences, and gave advice to students from media classes across campus. “The students that came, told us real life experiences that they have had and that other alumni have had,” sophomore Mallery Koehler said. “I really enjoyed learning about the college experience.”

writer: Cali Scott, Staff Reporter

In honor of college week, Texas Tech Media and Communication directors and students talked to classes about their program and answer questions about college March 10.

Representatives from Texas Tech visited journalism and communication classes including yearbook, newspaper, speech and debate, and AV production at both Wylie High School and Wylie East High School. Students currently in the program at TTU discussed their major and experience in the college of media and communications with high school students and their instructors.

It is important to sign up and show up. There are opportunities for you at Tech. Pursue your passion and find people who support it.”

— Malone Graham, Texas Tech junior

“It is important to sign up and show up,” Texas Tech junior Malone Graham said. “There are opportunities for you at Tech. Pursue your passion and find people who support it.”

Informing students taking interest in mass communications, the college students and advisers talked about the opportunities available at Texas Tech.

Starting from the first day, students have the chance to work on the yearbook, newspaper, radio, and even film at school events.

“The day one opportunities lead to a big future,” Hope Henderson, Administrative Coordinator of External Relations, said.

Not only did the visitors talk about their majors and program, but they offered advice to the high school students about college and answered any questions the students had. Sophomore Mallery Koehler is in her second year in the journalism pathway. She is currently a member of Mrs. Casi Thedford’s yearbook class.

“The [college] students who came told us about their real-life experiences that they have had and that other alumni have had,” Koehler said. “I really enjoyed learning about the college experience.”