Student Life

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Quality courses are only part of what makes studying Agricultural Communications at the University of Illinois a rewarding endeavor. Our students have the opportunity to make their college experience as unique as they are by joining a student organization, studying abroad, taking on an internship, or participating in a number of competitions.

Contests and Competitions

Competing against your peers both at home and at other universities is a great way to get some hands-on learning experience while building up both your resume and portfolio. We highly encourage our students showcase their talents and take advantage of the many contests and competitions that come up during their undergraduate career.


Not only are internships an excellent way to get first-hand work experience and network with industry professionals, our students can also choose to use an internship for course credit. In order to help keep our students up to date on current opportunities, we regularly post available internships with groups and companies our students may be interested in working with after graduation.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to expand your horizons and gain a more global perspective on your studies. With over 400 study abroad programs available to students at the University of Illinois, ranging from 10-day to year-long stays in over 100 countries, finding the right one can be a little daunting. We have outlined a few programs that may be of particular interest Ag Comm students, along with testimonials from students who have already studied abroad.

Student Organizations

Joining a Registered Student Organization (RSO) or other groups while working towards your degree is a great way to network with peers and industry professionals. Agricultural Communications students have many options when it comes to joining organizations through both the colleges of Media and ACES. It is recommended to join an organization as early as possible to ensure you reap the maximum benefits.