Contact Nancy Kerr, Communication Program Director
The Communication major will provide you with the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in a fast-moving, innovative industry. Because our in-depth curriculum in the Communication major starts in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships.
The average Communication major completes two to three internships—and some do more. The Program Director and our Career Collaborative work extensively with you to identify internships that align with your interests and career goals, and then coach you in writing cover letters, résumés, building interview skills, and preparing you to represent yourself well in a professional environment.
In their internships, Communication majors have worked on diverse efforts like communication outreach, media relations, newsletter writing, editing, website content production, research, photography, video production, audio production, on-air radio, TV news and sports, social media, public relations, branding, blogging, legislative work, and event management.
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.