Communication Studies

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Greetings PCOM and COM folks! 

Take a study break (or beach break) with the COM News! Lots of opportunities to earn cash and course credit this summer!




Are you a full COM Studies Major? Are you a junior or senior with at least a 2.5 overall GPA? Do you have COM courses to support an internship?

If yes it is not too late to establish an internship for this summer and it is time to start looking for a Fall 2016 internship.

Step #1 - apply here to learn if you are eligible

Step #2 - watch for an email from Tammy Bulger ( and respond immediately

Step #3 - for summer move quickly after receiving approval to reach out to agencies. The enrollment form is due by May 11th at noon.

CFCC has multiple sites looking for interns.

Thalian Hall is looking for interns.

Shuckin Shack is looking for an intern.

And many more new agencies are posted in the updated internship books available here.

I look forward to working with you this summer or next fall.



I'm looking for a few good students!  I have a few seats left in my WGS 212 Sexuality and Gender course this summer (Summer II). Sexuality and gender are important frameworks through which we understand ourselves and our place in the world. This course is designed to ground students in the foundational basics of gender and sexuality studies while introducing new research that continues to shape the ways in which we understand sex, gender, and sexuality and the dynamic relationships among these categories.  We will examine how institutions such as medicine and the law as well as popular culture have shaped our experience and understanding of sex and gender.  So...if you are looking for a fun and meaningful summer course, look no further! WGS 212 is a great way to fulfill your University Studies requirement and develop a critical vocabulary for understanding the world around us. Email Dr. Chadwick Roberts for more information:




Spring ‘16 COM Graduates—don’t miss the Department of Communication Studies graduation reception! Saturday, May 07 at 11:00 a.m. in Kenan Auditorium. It will be held before the main CAS Commencement Ceremony so you can and are encouraged to attend both! If you are graduating or walking this Spring you should have received an email with details. For more information visit




Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Internship. UNCW’s Office of Community Engagement, The Career Center, and Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations (QENO) are excited to announce the 2016 SECU Rural Internship Program, funded by the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Foundation.

We are looking for rising UNCW Juniors and Seniors who are North Carolina residents to participate in this internship program. Students will work 40 hours a week from May 30th – June 29th and receive $12 an hour. Student applicants who come from Brunswick, Onslow and Pender counties will receive preferential consideration for an internship.

Deadline to Apply is May 9th

More information can be found at:




Need a Job for Fall 2016? Taking the summer off but want to return in the Fall with a position waiting for you? Apply to work in the World Languages Resource Center – no financial aid needed, no foreign language experience necessary. The WLRC is looking for upstanding, responsible, dependable, computer literate students to be part-time Lab Assistants. Apply ASAP on SeaWork: Position numbers 50274 (a yearly position) and 50277 (a semester position).




Do you want to live in the Great Smoky Mountains? Sign up to be a summer intern at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont! Gain experience in shooting and producing video and photography while exploring the national park. All interns are provided housing, meals, and a stipend per week. You must have attended one or more years of college and have experience in Adobe Creative Suite. Apply by tomorrow, April 29, 2016 for this great opportunity! For more information, follow this link:



Writer James Bennis once quipped: “Don’t just learn the tricks of the trade.  Learn the trade.”  We’re at the end of the semester and deadlines are circling like yellow jackets around a dropped Moon Pie at a family picnic.  As you study for finals don’t focus on the tricks of the course or the test taking techniques or rote, bored drilling of flash cards.  Focus on learning the actual material and why it’s important. Also, with stress comes the impulse to skip steps and just “survive.”  Work smart as well as hard but don’t skip past the learning that all of this is supposed to foster. 

Stay curious my friends!

Dr. Olsen, Chair

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