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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

2017 Sustainability Intern Application Now Open
Posted on 22 July 2016 | 8:56 pm
The Office of Sustainability is now accepting applications for its 2017 academic year internship. There are positions available in a diverse range of initiatives: from Social Media and Web Design, to more hands on initiatives like Zero Waste Infrastructure and the Urban Garden Apprenticeship. Our past interns have come from a diverse range of interests, […]
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Apply for On-Campus Internships at the Halsey
Posted on 22 July 2016 | 8:52 pm
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is now offering fall internship opportunities. The fall internship runs from August 10-December 15, 2016. Interns are required to work a minimum of 10 hours per week (organized around your schedule). Five to six interns are accepted into the program each semester. Applications are due by 9:00am, August 1st. […]
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