Student Organizations

In order to make sure you get the most out of your Journalism experience at UW Oshkosh, it is highly recommended you join a department club or organization.

Ad Club

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Description: Advertising Club is an organization based around those students interested in the field of advertising. It is a great way to get hands-on experience outside of the classroom. Our goal is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and its values.

Ad club offers an opportunity to:

  • Discuss careers and ideas with advertising professionals
  • Tour various advertising agencies
  • Familiarize students with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Create advertisements for organizations on campus
  • Get to know other students with journalism and marketing majors
  • Gain hands on experience in advertising by participating in National Student Advertising Competitions

Learn more about the club on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo Club

photo club

Description: UWO Photo Club welcomes all students interested in photography to join us.  Show off your creative talents and receive constructive critiques from your peers.  As well as sharpen your photography skills. Members have participated in Expedition trips including the Milwaukee Zoo and urban Chicago experiences, became more educated photographers through speakers from the professional photography world and practiced shooting many different genre of photography. Club members shoot weekly themes to encourage members to embrace the art of photography on a weekly basis.

Learn more about the club on Facebook and Twitter.

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)


Description: Students with a public relations emphasis are encouraged to join PRSSA. The UW Oshkosh chapter is one of 160 in the nation. A pre-professional public relations organization, PRSSA is affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America, the largest public relations association in the world.

The chapter gives students an opportunity to associate with peers and professionals and to share knowledge of public relations opportunities and standards through guest speakers and other programs. Any student with an interest in public relations may become a member.

Learn more about the club on their blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

SPJDescription: Students with a writing/editing emphasis and those in broadcasting with an emphasis on news are encouraged to join the Society of Professional Journalists. It is part of a national organization of journalism professionals and students planning to go into news careers.

Its goals include fostering high ethical standards, safeguarding the free flow of information and recruiting talented young people to the profession. Students may attend national and regional meetings of the organization and other gatherings where professional-development seminars are offered.

The UWO Student Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists gives journalism students an opportunity to:

  • network with fellow journalists
  • submit work to national competitions
  • tour newspaper offices
  • hear from guest speakers
  • attend local or national conventions and much more.

Learn more about the club on Twitter.