Real-World Learning

The Robertson School is committed to real-world learning which fosters education and engagement outside the classroom, and includes opportunities such as internships, and capstone and service-learning courses.


Through partnerships with communications companies and government agencies in the metropolitan Richmond area, the school offers extensive internships in advertising, public relations, television, newspapers, magazines and new media.

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Student Organizations

Our student organizations offer opportunities for you to develop leadership, professional and academic skills, as well as build relationships with your fellow students and faculty.

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Capstone Courses

In our capstone and other advanced courses, students nearing graduation apply the knowledge they've acquired into real-world experience in mass communications.

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Service-learning Courses

Service-learning courses benefit the community and, in combination with reflection and other classroom-based learning activities, enhance the academic curriculum of participating students.

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