Tap into the Resources Needed to Succeed
In the master's program in integrated marketing communications, academic advisors provide comprehensive, holistic, and personalized assistance to support students through all aspects of the academic experience.
Faculty advisors work in tandem with the graduate program director to confirm that students are accurately and appropriately informed and guided. Guidance in the area of course/degree requirements, selection, registration, and completion is administered by the integrated marketing communications graduate program director and is consistent with the College’s faculty advising model for undergraduate students.
Supplemental advising and support in the areas of academic policy, progress, and integrity is led by OAS&A. The department also supports students with supplemental services associated with academic skill development, interest exploration, and advocacy.
- The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports Stonehill’s commitment to providing a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. Within its existing structure, OAR will work with graduate students to ensure equal access to all aspects of campus life. Through an interactive process, the Office will assist students in identifying strategies, resources, and accommodations to help mitigate disability-related barriers.
- The Career Development Center is well positioned in the marketing and communications fields and able to provide career guidance as well as to make introductions to local alumni and employers in the field.
- The Faculty Advisory Committee supplements the advising provided by the program director. Students will meet regularly with an advisor to select courses and to make sure they are making adequate academic progress. Since it is assumed that students will be working while in the program, advising sessions will be scheduled at times best suited to meet student schedules. Also, since the program will require a capstone project normally to be completed in the student’s workplace, the student, the advisor and the workplace supervisor all will work collaboratively to develop this project and insure that the student will have sufficient time and resources to complete the project in order to meet the expectations of the program as well as the requirements of the workplace.
- MacPháidín Library offers resources to meet the unique needs of students enrolled in the program. The library provides access to several electronic database resources (such as the ScienceDirect database) as well as print and ebook collections and Interlibrary Loan texts. In addition, the program’s students will be offered opportunities to sharpen their technology and research skills to help them optimize time spent engaging with the Library’s resources while enrolled in the program.
- Technological resources: Each student enrolled in the master's degree in integrated marketing communications will be given Stonehill account credentials that grant access to the campus network, applications, software and technology services. Additionally, students will be provided an account in our Office 365 suite which includes a Stonehill email address, OneDrive file storage, Office applications for their personal computer, and many other online, collaborative tools. IMC courses will utilize our Blackboard Learn learning management system, where students may access syllabi and course content, take assessments, submit assignments, view course grades, and interact with their faculty and classmates. Students will also have access to software in computer labs on campus as well as options for downloading or individually procuring software, such as Creative Cloud and IBM Watson Analytics, to enable them to work off campus.
*At this time, Stonehill College only offers housing to our full-time undergraduate students.