College of Charleston Department of Communication

The Department of Communication (COMM) was created in Fall 1999. The department offers one of the largest undergraduate major in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and on campus. The department offers a Master of Arts in Communication.

Mission: 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.

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Whitley Taylor, a Martin Scholar and senior majoring in communication at #CofC, is working at a summer internship and getting great experience in #productivity #professionalism #adaptability. Click on the below article to read about her motivation for this internship #martinscholars #yopro School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston

As a public relations intern, communication major Whitley Taylor is spending her summer getting a taste of what it’s like in the deadline-driven, results-oriented world of strategic communications.

Tonight we celebrate the 4 classes of the Martin Scholars. These smiling faces are a part of something special, something bigger than themselves… a legacy created by Tom and Wanda Martin. Cheers to you all in your achievements and your path ahead as it will be great! #martinscholars #martinscholarsalumni #cofcalumni

To the students who’ve worked one on one with Dr. Robert Westerfelhaus, it should come as no surprise to you to hear that today he received the highest honors from the College of Charleston. Congrats to Dr. Westerfelhaus on winning the College of Charleston's Distinguished Advising Award! #CofC #cofccomm #cofcalumni

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Happening TODAY: COMM's Dr. David Parisi will discuss recent developments in digital touch technology for virtual reality, as part of the Computer Science Speaker Series. The event is at 3:45pm in SSM Building, Room 129. School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston College of Charleston School of Sciences & Mathematics

David Parisi, associate professor of emerging media, will explore the growing field of touch technology in a talk titled, “To Touch Impossible Things: Designing Haptic Sensations for Virtual Worlds,” on Wednesday, April 10.

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Featuring our very own Dr. B! School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston College of Charleston Department of Communication Master's Program

Ever wonder what your professors do when they're not teaching? Some play pickleball.

Attn #CofCComm Alumni and COMM Advisory Council Members: You are invited to join our current students at receptions in DC & NYC. This is the Communication Department’s annual spring break experience for students interested in learning more about the journalism, PR, brand management, media, corporate communications and related fields. Register to attend the free receptions in your area:

Charleston Friends of the Library is looking for a student with graphic design experience to create a layout within the next two weeks for their annual Books for Bier fundraiser.

The student may receive $100, a letter of recommendation from the Executive Director, and a $25 gift certificate for buying books upon successful completion of the project.

Interested candidates should email Natasha Cavalcante at [email protected]. School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C.

Attention students: Here’s a career talk that you don’t want to miss! Plan to attend the event featuring #CofC 2015 alumna Caroline Kenny (communication, political science & Honors College). Caroline will talk about her career path to CNN and how mentoring helped her achieve success. We are so thankful for our wonderful #CofCalumni who are always so giving of their time and talent! School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston

College of Charleston Named Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars,Students

CofC’s global footprint grows with the enriching academic and life experiences of students and faculty in the Fulbright program. #CofC is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and Fulbright Students among master’s-level colleges and universities in the U.S. #CofCCOMM has two representatives – a student and a professor – currently doing a Fulbright experience in Malaysia and Ireland, respectively. Read more about the The Fulbright Program experiences of Camila Bailey ’18 and Dr. Beth Sundstrom below: The College of Charleston is the only master’s-level school in the United States to be included as a top producer of both Fulbright scholars and Fulbright students.

Good morning #CofCCOMMunity! Follow along with us this afternoon at Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, as Elizabeth Cochran takes over our IG story to share her experience for today’s site visit on Daniel Island. Elizabeth is a senior majoring in communication and minoring in marketing, and she is a member of the 2018-19 Martin Scholars Program.
#blackbaud #blackbaudlife #chstech #socialgood #cofc #martinscholars #communication #careeradvice #yopros #CHS

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Amid musical fanfare, smoke and dramatic lights, the College of Charleston revealed the theme for the institution's 250th anniversary.

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2006 #CofC alumna Corinne Boyer is a Kansas News Service reporter at High Plains Public Radio. Read about her post-grad life & her valuable advice for current students: #journalism #womeninjournalism #CofCCOMM #CofCAlumni A top 10 fastest-growing city for software and Internet technology, an emerging hub for aerospace, and a hotbed for healthcare and biosciences.

[01/14/19]   Today’s featured Martin Scholars alumni is Corinne Durocher, class of 2018. Corinne is a Marketing and Events Manager for the Boston-based companies Anchor18 and Kimball Events. Anchor18 is a strategic marketing and events firm and Kimball Events is strictly niche celebrity events. “I wanted a job out of college that gave me the ability to travel, have clients I am passionate about, and grow in. My job is a perfect fit. I have the ability to work closely on every project ranging from sailing to food & wine festivals,” she writes. Sailing and cuisine are two things Corinne loves. Check out the full profile here:

We're proud of all our communication graduates! We wish you all the best in your next step after graduation! See CofC Winter Commencement photo & video highlights here:

Time to celebrate the end of another great semester! Students: Enjoy your time off and we'll catch back up with you in January!

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Our #CofC communication seniors are thrilled to have the opportunity to see the TODAY show in action as fellows for Charleston Wine + Food! Thank you, CHSWFF, for sharing this foodtastic experience with our students! #relationships #stratcomm #experiences

Welcome back to Charleston, Kathie Lee and Hoda! Who remembers when these hosts visited College of Charleston?

Are you following us on Instagram? Don’t miss today’s story/post featuring Martin Scholars Abby Adelman and Kelly Rosenblatt. Abby & Kelly will highlight the Martin Scholars' visit experience at ByrdHouse Public Relations, a public relations + marketing shop based in Charleston. Follow along here:

The Harbor Entrepreneur Center is hosting Entrepreneur Studio with Greg Surratt tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 1 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Sottile Theatre. Students interested in business, entrepreneurship, religious studies, communication, and leadership will find this event insightful. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at Several FREE tickets have been sponsored for students! Use promo code "thxeric" at checkout.

*Event Tonight* College of Charleston Bully Pulpit Series will host a discussion, “The Great Divide: Political Civility Past and Present” on Oct. 9 at 6pm in Sottile Theatre. The discussion will feature political veterans from across the Carolinas (former South Carolina Governor James Hodges, former North Carolina Governor James Martin, former South Carolina Congressman Thomas Hartnett, former South Carolina Congressman John Napier and former #CofC President Alex Sanders) sharing stories of controversy and collaboration in policymaking. The panel discussion will also provide an educational opportunity for reflection and projection on the future of U.S. politics.
This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5pm, seats are first-come, first-serve, and no large bags are permitted at this event.

You are really missing out if you aren't already following us on Instagram... TODAY is the day to tune in... be sure to visit this afternoon to hear from communication senior Courtney Hicks. Courtney will do an IG Story highlighting the Martin Scholars' experience at Boeing.

Kyle Rees, Director of Advisory at Gartner in DC and ’10 College of Charleston communication alumnus, will be on-campus next month to discuss the steps you can take to proactively define your personal brand, close critical skill gaps, and more. #FYI #communication #realworld #jobseekers #careerpath #marketing College of Charleston Alumni School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston

Get to know blogger, influencer, storyteller, journalist Sasha Horne ('05) in today's Featured Alumni Friday. #SashaTalksTech #communication #girlboss College of Charleston Alumni

#CofC COMM ’08 alumnus Trevor Baratko is editor-in-chief of the Loudoun Times-Mirror. Read more about his work in #journalism & how he applies what he learned as an undergrad in his career:

'15 CofC alumna Caroline Kenny visited #COMM classrooms today and shared stories about working in journalism and the steps she took to get to where she is today as a producer for CNN Politics. **Attention COMM alumni: Our students want to hear from you about your career experiences. Let’s get you back in the classroom the next time you’re in town. Express your interest in an email to [email protected]. School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston College of Charleston

What are you waiting for? Look for the internships, jobs & volunteer experiences that are specifically designed for you as #communication majors and minors. These are the positions that speak directly to you. Employers come to us asking for your communication strengths. See this link for the latest opportunities:

That #FridayFeeling of pure joy to see the bond between professor Amanda Ruth McSwain and former student Alexa Paige Chiarelli, class of ’16! Thanks for visiting & it is so great to hear all that you’ve been up to as host of #WNBANews and in international digital product management for the NBA! College of Charleston School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston

#cofccomm proudly announces the 2018-19 Martin Scholars class! Congratulations to the following #cofc seniors: Abby Adelman, Kelsey Baum, Desiree Belsom, Elizabeth Cochran, Jack Gilchrist, Dustin Hacker, Courtney Hicks, Sawyer Martin, Caroline Mooney, and Kelly Rosenblatt.

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Happy 1st day of classes College of Charleston students! Hear from the Communication Department's very own Dr. Mike Lee in the following video. He has some great advice for students! School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston

College of Charleston professors offer their best advice for the new school year.

Why scour the web for your next gig when you can find all you need in one spot? Local companies come to the Communication Department with internship opportunities because they want you to join their team! We post these great positions regularly on our internships/jobs/volunteer opportunities blog. New listings include openings at ByrdHouse PR, Litton Entertainment, Charleston International Airport, Lulie Wallace Studio and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center. *Note: Some of these are paid internships. To view all postings, visit:

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Health communication scholar and #cofccomm Associate Professor Beth Sundstrom "will investigate the emerging reproductive justice movement in Ireland," as a 2018–19 Fulbright Scholar at the University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. University College Cork School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston

Professor Beth Sundstrom has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to conduct research on the reproductive justice movement in Ireland.

Planning on pursuing a summer 2019 internship opportunity? Apply for the Internship Award through College of Charleston Career Center. The goal of this award is to assist students with professional development while helping to eliminate potential financial barriers for those who otherwise may not be able to pursue an internship experience. To Apply: Review the full Internship Award description and the complete the online application by August 5, 2018:

CofC Student, Katie's Krops Founder Wins $50,000 From General Mills

Sharing some great news!! Congratulations to #CofC communication sophomore Katie Stagliano on the win for her company, Katie's Krops! Katie was just announced as the grand prize winner of the Feeding Better Futures General Mills Scholars Program. School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston College of Charleston College of Charleston - Office of Admissions Representatives with General Mills presented College of Charleston sophomore Katie Stagliano with $50,000 on Friday, June 8, 2018.

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Our 2008 alumna Sarah Gatling Latz and her son, Henry, won the #fcbsocialeye contest! Their prize is a trip to cover the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2018 from June 18-22. According to Adweek, Latz "is going to the festival this year as the IPG network’s first 'working parent correspondent.' In that role, Latz—and Henry—will be covering a range of topics around culture and inclusion while connecting with other parents in the advertising world." Congratulations!!

Sarah Gatling Latz '08 will attend Cannes with toddler in tow.

It’s the perfect time to celebrate, reflect and appreciate! We look forward to celebrating the class of 2018 on Saturday! We congratulate Dr. Laurie Lattimore-Volkmann & Dr. Beth Sundstrom, the two COMM faculty members who received the highest honors from the College of Charleston last month. Dr. Lattimore is the recipient of the Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award and Dr. Sundstrom is the recipient of the William V. Moore Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Award. We’d also like to share our admiration for the longtime service & contributions of communication professors Dr. Tom Heeney and Dr. Kirk Stone who retired this spring. School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of CharlestonCollege of Charleston

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Master’s in Communication ’13 alumna Alyssa Maute Smith is the Marketing + Communications Director of Charleston Wine + Food and owner of Vestige Communications. Alyssa is the mastermind behind many local brands as well as the brainchild behind the partnership between Charleston Wine + Food and Dr. Ruth-McSwain's capstone experience. Alyssa is a leader in the Charleston professional community and a mentor to many Department of Communication student interns. To read more about Alyssa, check out this blog post written by MCOM student, Cierra Seid.

Check out our new blog post: a Q&A with MCOM alumna and #GirlBoss, Alyssa Maute Smith.

COMM 214: Media in the Digital Age is one of the first required courses for our majors, and is often the first taste of communication studies for a lot of our students. We loved this tweet from Dr. Xi Cui about one of his COMM 214 students, so we thought we'd share it with everyone as students finish up their last few days of exams! #CofCComm College of Charleston Academic Advising and Planning Center

Let’s celebrate these two incredible professors by sending them heartfelt notes of gratitude, congratulations, and memories! We are so grateful for the lessons and knowledge Dr. Heeney & Dr. Stone have shared with all of us during their time in the Department of Communication at The College of Charleston.

FOX 24 Charleston is looking for two interns to assist on their lifestyle show, Fox 24 News Now. Interns get to work behind the scenes and get in on the action while aiding in studio setup for episode recordings, running the teleprompter, and brainstorming topics and ideas.
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