Undergraduate Honors Conference

UG Conference

NCA’s first undergraduate honors conference will be held on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C., May 16-19, 2013.  The conference is designed to assist rising seniors majoring in communication in preparing for their capstone projects and post graduation plans.

Participation is limited to 40 students who will be selected on a first come, first served basis as long as the student meets the following criteria:

  • Communication Major
  • Rising Senior in good standing at a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Completed application submitted as outlined below

Participants will be responsible for travel and incidentals but all other costs including housing, food, and conference fees, will be covered by NCA.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, January 21, 2013, until all slots are filled.

To apply please send the following via email as one PDF document to Brad Mello at bmello@natcom.org 

  • One-page letter outlining interests and initial senior capstone plans
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript
  • One complete research paper in communication written for a previous course suitable for presentation in a poster session format during the conference

The conference will begin with dinner and an evening opening session on Thursday, May 16.  Sessions on Friday and Saturday will include working groups devoted to preparing for individual capstone projects, research time at the Library of Congress, post-graduation planning, a poster session where papers submitted at application time are presented and a trip to the Newseum.  A full event schedule will be available at the end of March.

Housing will be in air-conditioned dorm rooms – double occupancy – on the campus of American University.  Most meals will be cafeteria style, also on the campus of American University.  American is easily accessible via D.C.’s public transportation.  There are many air and train travel options to D.C., and parking is available on the campus for those students who choose to drive. For additional questions please contact Brad Mello, NCA’s Associate Director for Academic and Professional Affairs, at bmello@natcom.org or  202-534-1103 .