My Essay for the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

Manhship School of Mass Communicaton Journalism Building street sign.

I am applying for the Manship School of Mass Communication because I understand the importance of effective communication. The Manship School will provide me with the writing, speaking and listening skills necessary to do just that.

Upon graduation from the Manship School, I plan to pursue a master’s degree in public policy. Communities are the bedrock of this country, and they often rise or fall together. My goal is to help uplift communities that need it the most, because I believe the quest to perfect our union does not end just because our personal lives and communities are doing well. We are all in this together.

After completing a master’s program, I hope to earn a law degree to better prepare myself to be an agent of change. In an ever-changing world where globalization is constantly changing the landscape of our daily lives, it will be crucial to have the wherewithal to be able to navigate through new issues as they arise.

With a master’s degree in public policy, I will be able develop and construct policy decisions that aims to better the lives of others. With a law degree, I will be able to understand and interpret the law in a way that will make me an effective advocate for important issues. And with a mass communication degree, I will be able to communicate in a way that policy analyst will understand as well as the single mother who has little time to pour through tedious policy papers.

Furthermore, I am a lover of all things Louisiana and believe our state has its challenges, but potential. It will take a new generation of leadership to lead Louisiana in a new direction. I hope to play a part in this work.

Frederick Bell is a political communication major and international studies minor sophomore at Louisiana State University. He can be found on Twitter @frederickdbell or emailed at Learn more about Frederick from his website

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