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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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Fall 2019 Special Course Topic
Applications are now being accepted for enrollment in JOUR 534, Publication Writing and Design (InterCom). Students will gain valuable experience writing articles, taking photos and designing spreads for the CIC’s alumni magazine, which has a circulation of more than 20,000 readers. Find more information about the course here.

The application deadline is March 22 at 5 p.m.

Discuss diversity and inclusion in the workplace with Belk, SCANA/Dominion and Vanguard
The Career Center is hosting its inaugural Diversity Roundtables on Feb. 22, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., T-Coop Classroom 531. During this event, students will have the opportunity to connect with employers from a variety of industries. Don't miss this opportunity. Register here.

Internships: School credit for a part-time job?
Could your summer job count as an internship for credit in the J-school? It depends. In order to receive three hours of credit, students must enroll in JOUR 597 and meet the requirements of the internship program. Internships may be completed for credit during the fall, spring or summer semesters.  

Continuing Student Scholarships
If you are currently enrolled as a major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, you may apply for departmental scholarships. Start here»

Upper Division

You may declare journalism as a major at any time; however in order to progress, you must formally apply to the Upper Division the semester before you intend to enroll in JOUR 361 – Introductory Reporting and Writing. Entrance into Upper Division is competitive and is not guaranteed. 

Apply now for Upper Division

Work-Study Positions Available
Are you looking for work study? 
Consider working in the SJMC Student Services Office. If you are interested, contact Student Services at 803-777-8528.

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.

Questions about Handshake? Email Stephanie Martin at

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

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