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Because of low representation of many cultural groups in U.S. mass media, the College of Communication and Information Sciences operates a multicultural program that recruits and prepares students for careers in communication. Through the program, the 10-day Multicultural Journalism Workshop for high-school students is held on campus each summer. The multicultural program also assists in arranging hometown mentorships between high-school and college students and media professionals; coordinates multicultural scholarships and other opportunities; prepares students for internships and job interviews; and provides for peer and faculty mentoring at the University.

The journalism office also coordinates college credit courses in journalism education for prospective, new, and veteran journalism teachers and publications advisors.

The College of Communication and Information Sciences cooperates with the UA Media Planning Board in conducting programs for high-school students.