Students in our college have unique opportunities to develop a wide range of skills, from strategic thinking to artistic development. Their coursework often serves as an initial introduction, which they then extend beyond the classroom. Through the O'Brien fellowship, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Student Media, the MIC and other initiatives, students contribute to a cause, learn while doing and find their callings. Here, we are proud to showcase their work inside the classroom and beyond. 

Audio and Podcasts

Be Connected logoDuring the Fall 2018 semester, students started the Be Connected Podcast that features stories about alumni, current students and other happenings in the college (such as building renovations and what faculty are doing outside the classroom). All the story ideas, writing and editing is done by current students.

Additional student work in the realm of audio and podcasts is showcased on our audio and podcast webpage. Students featured here interviewed faculty members to complete course assignments and have produced their own award-winning shows.


Student Work JournalsimImage credit: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

2018 Wisconsin Senate Race

The stories in this Medium publication on the 2018 Wisconsin Senate Race were researched and written by student journalists in Marquette University Professor Dave Umhoefer’s Advanced Topics journalism course in the spring of 2018. Members of the class were seniors and juniors majoring in journalism in the Diederich College of Communication.

Beyond the Books

In another Medium publication led by instructor Dave Umhoefer, students in the Journalism 4150 course published stories about housing, safety, sanitation, sobriety and disability rights on the Marquette University campus and beyond.

Other Opportunities for Journalism Majors

Journalism students also have the opportunity to contribute to stories in the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and to specific projects as guided by professional journalists who are selected for the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. In recent years, 90% of students who complete work with an O'Brien fellow being careers as professional journalists within six months of graduation. Check out the O'Brien Fellowship website to learn more. And finally, from their first day on campus, students can get involved with Student Media and contribute to news stories in a variety of mediums. 

Digital Media

Short film: Stand up girl

"It's not about being the best editor and having the best shots, but telling a story others can connect with. Winner for CAG's Women's Empowerment Breakfast 2019. This is my first homemade short film. A letter to society about what it is like to be a woman in this generation and wishing for equality, from just another girl who has the right to be heard."  Michelle Gomez

Filmed, written, directed, and edited by Michelle Gomez.

Short file:  Milwaukee Skeeball

Milwaukee Skeetball (a.k.a. "Darn Good Balls") is a short film that tells the story of a tight knit group of Skeeball enthusiasts. This short documentary was shot in the Documentary Production course.

Theatre Arts

Malaina Moore In addition to opportunities to work with professional theatre companies, guest actors and professional directors and stage designers, students in the theatre arts program at Maquette are encouraged to bring their own unique visions to the stage. Student Malaina Moore did just that with WHITE PRIVILEGE, a play that she wrote, which was added to the 2018-2019 season.

The production of WHITE PRIVILEGE won a Citizen Artist Award by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Selection Team. In addition, Moore received a national award from the KCACTF committee for Distinguished Achievement in Playwriting as well as the Marquette Difference Maker Award from President Lovell for how her work has positively impacted the greater Marquette community. Moore, who is also an actor, is pictured here performing in WHITE PRIVILEGE. To read more about Malaina's important work, check out this article Student Playwright Honored.