The Public Communication Center (PCC) is a growing academic resource at Towson University.
Recruitment will typically take place in the spring for the new mentors to begin in
the fall term.
The PCC currently has a staff of 13 consultants. The PCC is a growing academic recourse
on campus and is looking to grow the diversity of our consultant staff. The number
of mentors the PCC is recruiting is dependent on many different factors. Typically,
recruitment occurs during a spring term for the new mentors to begin in the fall term.
The mentor qualifications, interview rubric and recruitment schedule are detailed
below. For more information regarding becoming a PCC mentor, please contact the PCC
director, Professor Parker-Hughes .
There is NOT a major qualification. Students from all majors are welcome to apply
to become a PCC mentor.
- taken at least COMM 131, public speaking, or an equivalent
- the ability to work two consecutive semesters (if hired in the fall)
- the ability to work on their own and as a group
- the ability to follow procedure under pressure
Preferred but not required
- taken COMM 303, advanced public speaking, or an equivalent
- prior mentoring experience
- experience or interest in advertising, graphic design, videography and other creative
Students interested in mentoring should be prepared to bring the following with them
to an interview: a short introduction speech, resume and tentative fall schedule.
The director and Chair of Communication Studies will be asking a variety of questions
to determine whether the applicant aligns with the PCC culture and will be an asset
to the overall team.
Recruitment typically occurs in the fall term. There may be a small recruitment held
in the spring term to replace mentors who have graduated, but this will be determined
on a situational basis.
For more information regarding a paid position, please contact Professor Parker-Hughes.