Several courses in the Organizational Communication major are experiential learning courses (EXL) and many majors in Organizational Communication have graduated as EXL scholars. In fact, the first EXL scholars were Org Com majors. For more information about the EXL Scholars Program, check the website: http://www.mtsu.edu/exl/index.php.
Since spring 2008, most students in the Organizational Communication major have graduated with EXL designation.
Two Ways Students Can Participate in the Program:
1. Students are formally admitted to the EXL Scholars program and after their completion
of program requirements, they will have the EXL Scholar designation on their transcripts
and will wear special cords at commencement to signify their achievement. Fill out
the Student Request for EXL Certification, found at http://www.mtsu.edu/exl/op_forstudents.php and send it to the EXL office through campus mail.
Program requirements include:
2. Students may also elect to take EXL courses, but not be formally enrolled in the EXL
EXL Courses in the Organizational Communication major:
Dr. Janet K. McCormick, Outstanding EXL Faculty award
Kimberly Greenwood, Outstanding EXL Scholar award
Students in fall 2011 Multinational Organizations try out ice breaker activities which could
be used in training sessions for employees who will be working abroad.
Students from spring 2010 ORCO 3250 Communities class worked hard on a concert fundraiser to send representatives from VSA to Washington, D. C. in summer 2010. Hands-on experiences like this help prepare Org Com majors for jobs after graduation.