Student Opportunities

A main goal of the Department of Communication is to provide you with many options for enriching their experience through activities outside of the classroom. We offer funding opportunities and extracurricular programs, including Experiential Learning Awards, Scholarships and mentoring opportunities.

Funding Opportunities

The Communications Department is pleased to offer a variety of scholarship opportunities to support and recognize the outstanding achievements of students passionate about the field of communication. These scholarships are tailored to celebrate excellence in areas such as journalism, public relations, digital media, and marketing. Seize the opportunity to apply for these scholarships and take a step toward achieving your goals in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of communications.

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As a student in the Department of Communication, you have access to multiple unique opportunities such as experiential learning, mentoring and networking.

    Xi Chi - the Lambda Pi Eta Chapter at the College of Charleston

    Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The Xi Chi chapter at the College of Charleston is among nearly 300 other active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.


    The Mentor-Protege Program matches students with professional mentors from among the ranks of our National Advisory Council and our most prestigious alumni.Throughout this process you will meet and network with potential mentors and ultimately be matched with the person who best aligns with your personal and professional interests. 

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    Martin Scholars program inspires and develops a future generation of leaders among today’s outstanding Communication majors at the College of Charleston.

    The program develops a select group of senior Communication majors through a combination of exposure to effective communication leaders who serve as mentors and teachers, networking opportunities with Communication alumni and the Department of Communication National Advisory Council members, and experiential learning.

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    CisternYard Media (CYM) is a student-run publishing organization that has three outlets and multiple opportunities for students to get involved. Students who choose to devote time to CYM can develop skills in a number of areas, including: news and feature writing, media and public relations, radio and TV broadcasting, advertising and sales, graphic design & so much more!