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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

Needed: Aramark On-Campus Dining Fall/Spring Intern
Posted on 25 May 2016 | 1:52 pm
**Apply Now** Position is Still Open (Updated as of 5/25/2016) Aramark, the on-campus Dining Services office, is looking to hire a marketing intern for the 2016-2017 academic year. See the job duties for the position here: Aramark-Marketing Intern Job Description Please contact Melissa Rentfrow, Marketing Coordinator for College of Charleston Dining Services, to apply for the position. Email Melissa at
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Paid Position: PR Assistant Manager-CisternYard Media
Posted on 24 May 2016 | 7:29 pm
CisternYard Media is looking for a student to fill the following position for the 2016-2017 school year: Public Relations Assistant Manager for CisternYard Media ​Requirements: Experience in public relations and marketing (internship experience accepted) Some Communication and/or Business coursework completed Excellent writing skills (public relations writing preferred)​ Must be a full-time, enrolled student at the College […]
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