Communication Fellows are second-year MBA students who work with Communication Instructors as teaching assistants to help first-year MBAs in the required communication class. As peer coaches, Fellows help students improve their public speaking and persuasion skills during their core communication courses in the fall and spring semesters. Fellows are expected to attend all sessions of the course and to meet individually with each student prior to his or her final persuasive speech.
Fellows are expected to attend all sessions of the course and to meet individually with each student prior to his or her final persuasive speech. In addition, Fellows may participate in special projects, including teaching non-credit workshops to undergraduates.
The number of Fellows varies each year, depending upon nominations from Communication instructors.
Communication Fellows serve their entire second-year.
Nominations are made by Communication course instructors in each academic quarter. Nominees are ask to write a brief essay that highlights their interest in the program and any relevant experience or accomplishments related to the course content. The nominee’s Communication instructor also submits a written recommendation documenting that the student offered constructive peer feedback in class. Successful nominees are screened for their excellence in speaking as well as their demonstrated abilities in providing peer feedback.
Prospective Communication Fellows are encouraged to speak with a Communication instructor or a current Fellow to learn about the program.
Applications Due Date
Nominations are made by Communication course instructors on a rolling basis, with recommendations/nominations in each academic quarter.
Selection Process Dates
Decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Communication fellows serve their entire second year.
Conflicts with other Fellows programs
No known conflicts