In an effort to showcase communication opportunities beyond the classroom, the School of Media and Journalism held their annual MJ Fest, a club and organization involvement fair for students.
Many of the clubs and organizations at MJ Fest hoped to spread information about their group and interest new members. Recruitment was a main focus for groups like Heelprint, UNC's student run communications agency, and PRSSA, Public Relations Student Society of America.
Senior Rachel Rhodes, coordinator of this year’s MJ Fest and president of PRSSA, said MJ Fest was a way for communication clubs to connect with students, especially younger undergraduates. Rhodes hoped the involvement fair would help first-years and sophomores get involved with the school as soon as possible.
“One of my biggest regrets from my four years here is not getting involved with the MJ-school early enough,” Rhodes said.
Rhodes said MJ Fest also gave executive members of the organizations a chance to connect with each other and facilitate connections for future collaborative events.