I have always dreamt of being a successful media professional and ULAB’s MComn programme was the gateway to my dream.
I still remember, after completing my bachelor’s, I was looking for opportunities to get enrolled in a quality graduate program related to media studies to complement my undergraduate studies. I have always dreamt of being a successful media professional and ULAB’s MComn programme was the gateway to my dream. Why I am saying this is because MComn programme has everything that takes to create and groom leaders in communication and media professions for the future. All teaching staff here are not just teachers, they are like your friends whom you can turn into with any academic issue. At ULAB you will feel like each class is an interactive workshop wherein you will always find yourself at the center of your academic and creative endevour.
– Iffat Nowrin Mallik, Thrive Global
The whole journey at MComn was quite fascinating; it shaped me into a competent, energetic and enduring person who can survive all the obstacles.
Masters in Communication (MComn) was the best experience so far in my life. The program taught me broadly about communication research, theories, tools and methods. Though I was introduced to research during my undergrad in Media Studies and Journalism (MSJ), it was limited; however, during my journey in MComn program, I got the fortuity to learn about research enormously. I am very delighted that I have made good use of this opportunity. I took the Pathway to MComn, MSJ’s acceleration program to prepare the students for the graduate program; hence, my timeframe and pattern for completing the degree was a bit different from the other students. I chose a topic for my research which I had passion in. Each course made me more capable to understand all the branches of research in both theoretical and practical ways, which benefitted me the most. With the assistance of the skillful and supportive faculty members and my devotion towards study helped me to be successful. The whole journey at MComn was quite fascinating; it shaped me into a competent, energetic and enduring person who can survive all the obstacles. The program does not only teach the students academic aspects, it also motivates them to develop and improve all the human qualities that will help them to become a better person and achieve excellent career in the future.
It is pretty rewarding when I hear employers tell me, “Your MSS in Communication really makes you stand out.”
And, for this, I’m indebted to the Masters in Communication (MComn) program. My view the MComn program is that it challenges you to push your boundaries, explore your interests, and execute quality research. The program offers cutting-edge research and theoretical skills transferable into the academic arena, corporate environment and development sector. The program has a lucid focus on the needs of the students. And, the level of support and encouragement you get from professors and thesis supervisors here is incomparable.
I returned to academia as graduate student after spending more than five years in the professional field. My tenure as a communications and public relations practitioner provided a unique perspective that prepared me for continuing my education in the field of communication. But, what I wasn’t really prepared for, however, was the life-changing impact- the “ULAB experience,” and most especially- the research; MComn curriculum encouraged me to take a step back and think about communication on a higher and more integrated level. The interdisciplinary approach to teaching and research gave me the flexibility to pursue various interest in branding, publications, visual merchandising and advertising, thus enabled me to build a special breadth and depth of know-how right at the interface between existing modes of knowledge. Diversity of lectures and challenging class discussions prepared me to debate my ideas in public while keeping an open mind helped me to confront with different points of views. I’m proud to be a ULABian.
Getting into Masters in Communication (MComn) program was one of the biggest transition in my life.
Since ULAB is one of the finest liberal arts university in Bangladesh and I was highly interested in having a more in-depth look into communication and its relevant theories, I thought enrolling in this graduate program would be the best possible way to follow my passion to work in the field of media and communication. This program provided me not only with theoretical background of communication but also inspired, motivated and guided me to a whole new world of social science research. I cannot think of a better and more effective way of learning as sharing, explaining and analyzing how communication, society and research interact with one another which I was exposed to in the classrooms at ULAB. While studying here, I was exposed to a broad range of communication research, wherein I was allowed to set bold research trajectories for which I mentally stretched myself to find out a topic which I am curious about. I believe that each highly motivated student will benefit from a wide range of intellectually challenging courses in the MComn program at ULAB’s Media Studies and Journalism Department, which will eventually help them in crafting their own bright future and contribute positively to the society.
The program developed in me a range of critical analysis skills and showed me how to apply that knowledge to my work.
After completing my BA, I searched for a Master’s degree in the media that would expand my vision. The best one was ULAB’s, which fit into the global environment of education where a student can judge his skills and knowledge according to international standards.
MComn was a platform for me to understand research as well as the major challenges and opportunities for flourishing the use of effective communication and digital media in Bangladesh
MComn was a platform for me to understand research as well as the major challenges and opportunities for flourishing the use of effective communication and digital media in Bangladesh that enabled me to work efficiently as a Program Officer with Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) where I had to understand media placement and run development related projects which required me to communicate with people from different levels of the society as well.
I was awarded Swedish Institute Scholarship 2014. I feel proud to be an ULABian and I will represent ULAB in Sweden too.
– Ishita Sharmin Rayhan, Graduate Student in Media, Communications and Cultural Analysis at Södertörn University, Sweden