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Career Exploration: Destination America, New York City

This program includes pre-program orientation meetings on the Texas State University campus in the Fall 2019 semester, as well as the on-site program in New York City, in January 2020.


Spring Semester 2020

  • Dates of Travel: January 5 - 11, 2020
  • Dates of Study / Academic Work: January 7 - 21, 2020

Orientation and Planning Meetings

  • Fall semester 2019

New York City On-Site Program: January 5 - 11, 2020


Participants will be juniors or seniors in good academic standing in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Space is limited to 15 students.

Course Description

MC 1100H: Career Exploration: Destination America

This career exploration course allows mass communication students to visit and network with media professionals in the United States under the direction of faculty. The career development trip focuses on outlets in media centers in the United States.

Course Objectives

Students will learn about the public relations industry through direct access to industry operations, strategists, and decision makers at offices and departments, large and small, in the media capital of the world.

  • Students will interact directly with professionals in our industry and learn about entry into the New York area job market.
  • Students will interact directly with alumni already working as media professionals in the New York area market.
  • Students will be exposed to an internationally diverse part of the world and immerse themselves in multiple cultures on so many different levels - fine arts, consumerism, food, fashion, sports, and much more.

Course Options

MC 1100H Career Exploration: Destination America CRN 39170

Tuition and Program Fee

Tuition for one hour of undergraduate university credit (one course):  $287.57

Additional Costs / Program Fee which includes transportation in New York City, lodging, and entry fees: $800

Meals and personal expenses not included in the Program Fee. Program fee does not include airfare to/from New York City.

Course tuition and program fee billed and paid through SBS Billing and Payment.

Applying to the Course/Program

Important:  To ensure their place in this course/program, students must receive approval from Mr. Kaufman and submit an application.

After being approved by Mr. Kaufman for this program, you still need to register for the course, MC 1100H, through CatsWeb. Spring 2020 registration opens on October 21, 2019.

Registering for Courses

Students register for the course though the Student Information System/Catsweb during the regular university registration period.

For more information about future course/program offerings, please contact Mr. Charles Kaufman.

For questions about applying/registering, please contact the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

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