Communication Studies

    COM News and Opportunities 

December 7, 2017

Greetings PCOM and COM majors and of course, graduating seniors!  

Please take a few minutes to skim the items below so you don’t miss out on any end-of-semester news you can use. If you aren’t graduating, you could spend your time wisely, maybe take a break from binge watching Netflix, and apply for some scholarships and internships… just a thought!

News and Opportunities in COM Studies



COM is Giving Away $$$

COM Studies Scholarships opened December 1, 2017. You will be able to access the COM Studies Scholarships via mySeaport under the Student Services tab and click on the “Apply for Scholarships” link.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2018.



Fall COM Graduates—Don’t miss the Department of Communication Studies graduation reception!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Warwick Center Ballroom at 11:00 a.m. NO TICKETS REQUIRED! Please wear your cap and gown!

The College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony will be held afterwards in Trask Coliseum at 1:00 p.m. Check your email for more information. Graduates: make sure you update your information with alumni relations so we can stay in touch!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Warwick Center Ballroom

Opportunities Across UNCW Campus



The College of Arts and Sciences Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 9, 2017

1:00 p.m.

Trask Coliseum

For more information visit



Run (or walk) to WIN!

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its Annual CAS Homecoming 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, February 10, 2018! Proceeds from this event are given back to YOU and other students to help fund individual applied learning experiences! This year’s race is all about team work and awards will be given to the fastest team, the team with the most UNCW spirit and more—so you don’t actually have to run! Participants who register by January 24 are guaranteed a Race Shirt so sign up today at   

Opportunities Beyond UNCW


Local Internships!

The Historic Wilmington Foundation downtown is looking for interns and we thought COM Majors would be interested. Check them out at the links below. Please note: these internships will not count for course credit but will still look fabulous on your resume.

You can view each on SeaWork by following these links:

57333 -  Legacy Architectural Salvage, a Project of Historic Wilmington Foundation

57334 -  Intern



Social Media Internship Opportunity (local)

Huify is looking for an intern! The Spring Social Media Internship aims to develop "talent in social media, internal communication, inbound marketing practices, and client delight." How would you like to add that to your resume? Huify, a local inbound marketing consultancy partnered with HubSpot, is an emerging company that has grown tremendously within the last year. The team consists of motivated individuals who are ready to assist the growth of anyone who walks into the office. Please Note: this internship will not count for course credit.

Application Deadline, January 8, 2018



Heads Up: Paid Internship Opportunities

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has three paid opportunities for current college students or recent graduates in North Carolina. Applications are open now and will close in January. Find more information my following the hyperlinks below. Please note: these internships will not count for course credit but will still look fabulous on your resume.

- A two-year, full-time, paid fellowship position (at ZSR) Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

- A summer internship position (at ZSR) Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

- Internships positions (with nonprofit organizations) Application Deadline: February 12, 2018



Get a Foot in the Door of your Broadcasting Career!

We are inviting students from all nearby universities to the Kellar Radio Talent Institute at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

The mission/purpose of this Radio Talent Institute is to discover, coach, and then connect students interested in a broadcasting career with the broadcast industry.  Our hope is that you will join us in making your students aware of this unique opportunity and to encourage the appropriate students to apply. The Kellar Radio Talent Institute is held on the campus of Appalachian State University June 11 - June 20, 2018.

Follow the link for more information!

Application Deadline: March 2, 2018


Do You Have a Passion for Teaching? (Paid Summer Opportunity)

Teach Reading to Students of all ages this Summer with T Institute of Reading Development. They are seeking applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline and provide a paid training program with comprehensive on-going support. Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups. Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

Interested? Find out more at



Note from the Chair, Richard Olsen,

Congratulations to many of you for another semester of hard work and significant accomplishments.  Those who say college should get you ready for the real world are wrong.  COLLEGE IS THE REAL WORLD!  You have deadlines and consequences, relationships both personal and professional.  Traffic, rain, a budget and more.  It’s real.  So, if you’re a senior, we’ve done our best to get you ready for what’s next.  If you are not yet a senior.  Keep it REAL so you can be ready too! 


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