Category: People of COMM

Communication Students Explore the Frontlines of Journalism

By Megan Gould | December 21, 2020 (Below is an excerpt from the full article published in The College Today.) Every journalist knows that conveying the news in both a catchy and informative way is a battle. And now so do the 17 senior communication majors who had to manage this balancing act as part of their…Continue Reading Communication Students Explore the Frontlines of Journalism

Alumni Spotlight with Nick Rodriguez ’18

Alumnus Nick Rodriguez ‘18 is working hard to grow his sports podcast: The Nick Rodriguez Podcast. We recently met virtually with Nick to hear how he got his start in podcasting and what advice he could share with current #cofccomm student Nick shared two courses that were key in shaping his career path during his…Continue Reading Alumni Spotlight with Nick Rodriguez ’18

Student Spotlight with Jack Bartlett ’23

“Everyone is a walking front-page story. You just have to ask them the right questions.” Honors College sophomore Jack Bartlett ’23 has big plans. He dreams of telling the untold stories, because he believes that those of some groups of people are being swept under the rug. Jack plans to do his part in changing…Continue Reading Student Spotlight with Jack Bartlett ’23

Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Kelly Jakes

We recently had a chance to sit down with Dr. Kelly Jakes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. She joined the department in 2019 and can typically be found teaching COMM 280 and 281 (Introduction to Communication Messages) or working on her social movements research.  Dr. Jakes advises each of her students to live…Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Kelly Jakes

Internship Spotlight with Avery Gavornik ’21: Use Internships to Explore Potential Careers

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit   Avery Gavornik ’21 Hometown: Tewksbury, NJ Major: Communication Minors: Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Marketing The breadth of communication academic studies offers a number of potential careers: public relations, journalism, political campaigning, social media, event coordination, advertising, and marketing are just a few. Avery recognizes…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with Avery Gavornik ’21: Use Internships to Explore Potential Careers

Internship Spotlight with Celie Shankman ’21: Gain More Experience with Each Internship

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit   Celie Shankman ’21 Hometown: Memphis, TN Majors: Communication & Marketing Internships can be all sorts of shapes, sizes, and locations – Celie is an expert on this! Heading into her senior year this Fall, Celie just wrapped up her 5th internship while being a student…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with Celie Shankman ’21: Gain More Experience with Each Internship

Internship Spotlight with the COMM CofC Orientation Interns: Going Virtual Increased Skillset

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit Meet the #CofCCOMM Orientation Interns! Do you remember when you started at the College of Charleston? Did you have friendly faces guiding through orientation and helping you register for classes? Well, imagine having that entire experience upended with a global pandemic (thanks, coronavirus), with no other…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with the COMM CofC Orientation Interns: Going Virtual Increased Skillset

Internship Spotlight with Kendall Phillips ’20: Don’t Underestimate Yourself – Apply For It!

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit   Kendall Phillips ’20 Hometown: Greenville, SC Major: Communication | Minor: Leadership, Change, and Social Responsibility In December 2019, Kendall entered what she did not realize would be a highly competitive interview and selection process with the MADE Internship Program, hosted by the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF). This…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with Kendall Phillips ’20: Don’t Underestimate Yourself – Apply For It!

Internship Spotlight with Sam Woods ’20: Keep Staying Motivated During a Pandemic

Communication Internship Information   |   Apply for COMM Internship Credit   Sam Woods ’20 Hometown: Columbia, SC Major: Communication | Minor: Political Science When Sam first secured her internship, she was expecting it to be in person. But like so many other students here at the College of Charleston and across the nation, everything changed when the coronavirus…Continue Reading Internship Spotlight with Sam Woods ’20: Keep Staying Motivated During a Pandemic

Announcing the 2020-21 Class of Martin Scholars

Recently the Department of Communication’s Executive-in-Residence Mr. Thomas R. Martin announced the next class of Martin Scholars. The 2020-21 class of Martin Scholars will be the largest yet (14 student scholars), and will be the second cohort to complete the program with its integration into the communication major curriculum as a section of COMM 336…Continue Reading Announcing the 2020-21 Class of Martin Scholars