Communication is an art and a science. As a Christian communicator, you have the opportunity to shape individuals and society. At Olivet, we teach you effective communication within the framework of Christian principles. Grow personally, professionally and academically by putting what you learn into practice. Choose your area of professional specialization:
Find out more about each one of these areas of study from our professors here.Benefit from the skills and knowledge of professors who are already successful in the professional world.
Putting knowledge to workAll of our programs include a service learning component. We prepare you for serving God and humanity in whatever career field you choose. Working with your classmates, you evaluate and plan how your group can use your gifts to serve the marginalized people in Kankakee County – the homeless, developmentally disabled, mentally challenged, elderly. You may:
Become a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society. This organization represents what Aristotle described in The Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics. Its goals are to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.To complete your required internship, tap into the world of communication in Chicago, the #3-media market in the United States. Olivet’s proximity and professional connections offer you many choices for world-class, high-caliber internships. You also have many advantages for finding a job after graduation.CareersEvery week, we hear exciting news from our alumni about where they work and how they use what they learned at Olivet. They are excited about what they do and available to assist you in the future.Alumni careers include: Broadcast journalist, executive producer, post production coordinator, media services analyst, advertising account coordinator, newspaper reporter, sales and event coordinator, business owner, professor, director of marketing, photographer, communication and church engagement manager, freelance journalist, university admission counselor, film producer, stage actor, screen actor, TV morning news anchor, TV news reporter, TV show co-host, TV news producer, media pastor, production assistant, TV producer/director, TV technical director-editorCompanies and organizations that have employed our graduates: The Villages (Fla.) Daily Sun, KCWY-TV (Wyo.), Fox Milwaukee (Wisc.), WAND-TV (Ill.), WLWT-TV (Ohio), Comcast Sports Network, Public Broadcasting System (Ill.), Nazarene World Mission Communications, DMG Entertainment (Calif.), Invesco Corporation, WMTV (Wisc.), ABC 7 Chicago, WGFA, Apple Inc., Quad City River Bandits, Shine.FM, World Relief, WNPR Radio (Conn.), Platform Advertising (Kansas City), Drury Lane Theatre (Chicago), Light Opera Works (Ill.)Areas of study
Broadcast Journalism, concentrationCommunication Studies, B.A. and B.S.Communication Teaching, minorCorporate Communication, concentrationFilm Studies, concentrationMultimedia Studies, B.S. Musical Theatre, minorPrint/Online Journalism, concentrationRadio Broadcasting, concentrationTheatre, concentrationTV/Video Production, concentration
At Olivet, you will learn from professors who care deeply about your personal and professional success.
Thalyta Louw Swanepoel