Create a Highly Marketable Communication Resume

The Communication major will provide you with the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility in a fast-moving, innovative industry. With our in-depth curriculum in the Communication major starting in your first semester, you'll be qualified sooner for internships.

The average Communication major completes two to three internships—and some do more. Multiple internship opportunities help you explore an integrated set of skills that will help you launch a successful career. The Program Director and Career Collaborative work extensively with you to identify internships that align with your interests and career goals, and then will coach you in writing cover letters, resumes, building interview skills and preparing you to represent yourself well in a professional environment.

In their internships, Communication majors have worked on 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, among other activities.

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 to Land Internships

Great internships don't just happen. You need to develop valuable skills, create a good résumé, receive expert guidance, and you need an "in." At Champlain, we make sure you are well-prepared in all four of these areas.

  • The Upside-Down Curriculum allows you to get extensive classroom learning and hands-on experience with industry professionals in your major in your first year, which gives you the real world skills and qualifications to begin taking internships 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. By graduation, you'll have created a career marketing plan highlighting the unique talents and benefits that set you apart from other job candidates.

  • Your professors will become your reliable mentors, pointing out the strategic academic and co-curricular activities they 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 universally 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.

Read more about Champlain graduates' Career Success.