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SJMC Undergraduate Student Services

From application to graduation, the SJMC Student Services team is here to provide you with every means available to achieve academic excellence, personal autonomy and a strong sense of purpose. If you have questions, please contact us. We are glad you are here. Go Gamecocks!

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The Carolina Agency
The Carolina Agency is still accepting applications for the fall 2018 semester!

The Carolina Agency (Jour 537) is a fully integrated strategic communication agency that accepts students from all majors. Students earn three credits by working in a business environment with paying clients on various projects and campaigns. Some current clients are the South Carolina Education Lottery, the Free Medical Clinic, 1801 Grille, and even our college (SJMC and SLIS). We are looking for professional and hardworking upperclassman who are looking to begin their journey into the professional world. Apply by going to to submit an application and resume.

For any questions contact Ernie Grigg at


Work-Study Positions Available
Are you looking for work study? 
Consider working in the SJMC in the technology area. We have positions open with the webmaster (need Photoshop and/or video editing experience) and in equipment checkout. If you are interested, please, email

Internship/Job Searching - Activate your Handshake!
Employers are uploading opportunities for students to view on Handshake. If you have not done so, now is the time to activate your account, upload your resume and build your profile. Handshake will be the central location to find internships and job opportunities going forward.

Some of the opportunities available:

  • Richland County Transportation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – Community Relations Intern
  • Columbia City Ballet
  • USC Campus Recreation
  • Dodie Anderson Academic Tutor Program

Questions about Handshake? Email Katie Bullard, our career services manager, at

Wanting to do an internship for credit? Here are the requirements.

McNair Scholars Program
The TRIO McNair Program helps eligible undergraduates pursue graduate degrees. The program offers expanded faculty mentoring, research experience and other academic opportunities with the goal of increasing the number of Ph.D. recipients who are first-generation or low-income students, and who are from underrepresented groups in graduate education. 


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