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Department of Communication

The Department of Communication creates and shares knowledge of communication and relational processes, including ethical and critical decision-making, with the goal of encouraging the development of engaged citizens preparing for leadership in their professions, community, and world.

Student Spotlight

Message from the Chair

jk Jenifer Kopfman
Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston. We are a dynamic, integrated program with an accomplished faculty whose teaching and research are reflective of the diversity of our discipline. Read more.

Alumni Spotlight

2013 Grad Lands Great New Producing Gig

Ryan Sedmak (class of 2013) is featured in this spring’s issue of College of Charleston Magazine. Sedmak is a trending producer for NowThis, a New York-based network created by one of the founders of Huffington Post.

Sedmak credits his professional success to the internships he pursued while he was an undergraduate: “My professors really stressed the importance of internships and hands-on experience. Early on, I knew that I wanted to intern at a network like NBC, and I worked with my adviser, communication professor Jenifer Kopfman, to do this. We came up with a strategy that allowed me to spend my last semester in New York working at The Today Show and Nightly News with Brian Williams and still graduate on time.”

Read more about Sedmak’s post-College success as well as his best advice for current students looking to pursue work in TV in the "I Want Your Job: Associate Film and TV Producer" series.

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COMMunity Networks

Fundraising & Social Media Internship with Palmetto Warrior Connection
Posted on 27 July 2016 | 6:23 pm
The Palmetto Warrior Connection is looking to fill the following position:  Fundraising and Social Media Intern. Read here for internship description. To apply, please email Alyssa Dudley, Development Coordinator, at adudley@palmettowarriorconnection.org Palmetto Warrior Connection (PWC), granted by America’s Warrior Partnership® and in collaboration with Palmetto Goodwill, is to be the first stop for Palmetto State Veterans for […]
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Video Production Opportunity with Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Posted on 27 July 2016 | 5:21 pm
The Lowcountry Orphan Relief organization is looking for volunteers to create a 5-10 minute video to promote the organization’s major fundraiser, The Gatsby Gala, in September. The video will feature the organization’s founder Lynn Young and will highlight the work of the organization since 2003. If you have video production experience and are interested in this […]
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