President of the National Communication Association Student Club, community assistant, communication studies major, and intern are just a few titles that define my life at Bloomsburg. I have to attribute all of my leadership opportunities and involvement to my major — I am constantly networking, socializing, and working with various groups, organizations, and people on campus.
You leave home after high school, start over in a new place, and spend four years creating a new home and knowing that you have a finite time there. You grow up, make lifetime friends, hopefully find a career interest, and while you are busy with other stuff, you're trying to figure life out.
It’s no secret technology is constantly changing and often at a rapid pace. So is the world of mass communications, particularly media. And now Bloomsburg University’s mass communications program is set up to align students with both through its new emergent media track, which also includes an option for a minor.
“We want (students) to have experiences that simulate working in the mass communications industry,” said David Magolis, associate professor of mass communications. “These hands-on experiences teach students invaluable skills such as face-to-face and mediated communications, teamwork, website and graphic design, and how to be a leader. These are skills hiring managers expect from our graduates, and are skills we incorporate into the curriculum so our students are prepared for internships and jobs.”
Bloomsburg University's Student Accounting Association is again providing free tax help to low- to moderate-income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic income tax preparation with electronic filing to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and others who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Volunteers, trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), will prepare and e-file federal, state and local income tax returns at no cost for eligible taxpayers. Volunteer training included the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, Education Credits, and the Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.