Get Involved

Take advantage of the department of communication and media’s student organizations, hands-on learning opportunities, internships and career preparation.

Student Organizations

The Beacon Student Newspaper

Develop your journalism skills as a writer and editor for The Beacon, Merrimack’s student-run newspaper. Build a stunning portfolio as a part of the team that won the LEAD Award for Outstanding Academic Student Organization in spring 2020.

Read The Beacon

Film Club

Explore new opportunities to use film as an artistic medium for individual expression, while creating new networks of colleagues and friends. Film Club typically sponsors screenings and lectures during the academic year, as well as an on-campus film festival during the spring semester. Email Us

Film Club Facebook Page

Lambda Pi Eta

This honor society of the National Communication Association recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement and stimulates interest in the communication discipline. Invited students and their guests enjoy an induction ceremony in the spring.

Learn More About Lambda Pi Eta


Produce news and sports segments both in the TV studio and out in the field with Merrimack College Television. Pitch solo projects or work in small teams, getting video production training as you go.

MCTV YouTube Channel

WMCK Radio

Host a show on Merrimack’s student-run radio station, which won the LEAD Award for Outstanding Academic Student Organization in spring 2019. Venture out on your own or work with a partner to produce music, news, sports and/or community programming. Stream WMCK content from anywhere on

Learn More About WMCK Radio

Student Lab Space

Media Center
The Media Center offers training in photography and videography, along with equipment rentals. Get hands-on help in our lab space with Adobe Creative Cloud software. Consider applying to be a student worker to build up your resume and work in this creative environment. Learn More About The Media Center

Internship Opportunities

On-Campus and Off-Campus Experiential Learning

Communication and media students often complete multiple internships as undergraduates. Whether it’s on campus, off campus, at home during the summer, or while studying abroad, internships will help you explore your interests, gain valuable work experience and build your networks.

See Student Internship Spotlights

Career Launch

Job Preparation

With excellent skills in written communication, public speaking and media production, communication and media students are prepared for a wide variety of communication careers in advertising, public relations, social media marketing, management, sales and more. Class projects, internships and work in student organizations will help you build polished, professional portfolios that shine in the job market. With resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, and interviewing help through the senior seminar course and O’Brien Center workshops, you will be ready to launch your career.

O’Brien Center for Career Development