The School of Communication at Point Park University has a reputation for developing a strong, hands-on curriculum that prepares students to work in their professional fields of study. Much of this preparation centers on students bridging the gap between the school and work environment.
Over the years, students have had the chance to work for a number of non profit clients through classroom projects and internships that provided a unique learning experience that can only be experienced by working for professionals in a real-world setting. Professors in the school tapped into their own professional resources to find quality projects for students to build their portfolios around. Through their continuous effort, communications students have been increasingly involved in the Pittsburgh non profit community.
Pittsburgh Cares, a local agency that works to advance a culture of volunteerism and widespread civic engagement in the Pittsburgh region, became involved with Point Park several years ago in an effort to match non profits in need of communications help with students who were capable of providing quality, professional level work. The School of Communications saw a need to formalize the process for working with local non profit organizations by developing a full service student-run integrated communications agency.
In wanting to create a permanent outlet for students to gain professional experience, The School of Communication established Wood Street Communications in 2014. Point Park University student’s are eager to engage with Pittsburgh’s non profit community, sharing their knowledge and skills while continuing to build their professional portfolios
Wood Street Communications is an initiative of the School of Communication at Point Park University that provides high level public relations and marketing solutions to non profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area. Our services are designed to meet client strategic communication needs while showcasing student professional and creative skills.
Wood Street Communications of Point Park University aims to provide local non profit organizations with limited funds quality student work that is of the same caliber and creativity as other small agencies in town.
Wood Street Communications aims to provide a real life, hands on experience for students while preparing them for work in a professional setting and enriching their portfolios.
Point Park student agency to help nonprofits connect – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – April 15, 2014
Free for nonprofits: services of talented Point Park communications students – PopCity Media – April 16, 2014
Wood Street Communications helps nonprofits with PR, advertising – Point Park Globe – September 9, 2014
Point Park students go beyond just building resumes – Pittsburgh Tribune Review – November 4, 2014
About the School of Communication
The School of Communication offers eight undergraduate and three graduate programs that combine academic study with intensive, real-world experiences to help students launch their communication career. In addition, the school offers an accelerated integrated marketing communications program and a secondary education mass communication program. Our programs engage students in experiential learning to begin building your portfolio from the first day. It’s this hands-on learning that makes Point Park students so highly sought after in the communications field.
About Point Park University
Point Park University is Pittsburgh’s only downtown university that engages students in an active, real-world applications and education. The university hopes to educate students in a diverse, urban environment preparing graduates to apply knowledge to achieve their goals, advance their professions and serve their communities.