Create a Highly Marketable Communication Résumé

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.

Recent Internship Locations for Communication Majors:

True Tone Studios
Flynn Center
Hen House Media
Star 92.9
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Bolton Valley
Ski Vermont
Shelburne Farms
Maqic Hat Brewery
Seven Days Newspaper
Otter Creek Brewery
Alchemy & Science
Ben & Jerry's
FUSE Marketing
ECHO Lake Logo
Keurig Green Mountain
Marketing Partners Inc.
PMG Public Relations
Popular Beat Combo
Select Design
Shelburne Museum
VT Symphony Orchestra
PHISH- The Waterwheel Foundation
Burton Snowboards
Fiddlehead Brewery
Smugglers Notch

How We Prepare You for Experiential Learning

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. 

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your first year, which gives you the real-world skills and qualifications to begin taking an internship or externship as early as the summer before your sophomore year.
  • Champlain's Career Collaborative will help you develop your professional résumé and hone your interview skills. Early on in your studies, you'll be able to show employers what you know.
  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and cocurricular activities that will help you build your professional skill set and enhance your résumé.

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.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.