Professor, Internship Director, Department of Media and Communication
School of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Expertise
- Public speaking
- Presentational speaking for health care professionals (pharmacy)
- Group dynamics
- Communication careers
With more than two decades of experience as an internship director and careers seminar instructor for the Media and Communication Department, Vicker can comment on internships, interviewing skills, resume building, job searches, and social media use, specifically LinkedIn, in a job search. As the lead author of the book, The Complete Academic Search Manual (Stylus publishing, 2005), Vicker can also comment on all aspects of search committees, with a special emphasis on diversity searches. Vicker has also conducted research on engaging students in internships and co-curricular activities, with a particular emphasis on transfer students, and improving communication skills among pharmacy students.