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Noah McGill - Advertising

Posted October 1, 2019
By Maria Jutton, Dean's Communications Fellow


Fourth-year advertising major Noah McGill transferred to the University of South Carolina to learn more about the field of communications. Although he was initially interested in studying commercials, McGill now knows there is much more to advertising than what he expected.

In summer 2019, McGill was one of just 20 students nationwide selected to participate in the Vance and Betty Stickell Internship Program, which places students with a variety of employers. He interned for Kaiser Permanente, a health care company based on the West Coast.

At Kaiser Permanente, McGill was responsible for internal marketing and worked in the information technology department. He had not worked in technology before and was able to gain new skills that became a valuable part of his summer experience.

“That was really what became most rewarding, just being able to learn about a whole new industry,” he says.

Since returning from California, he has landed another internship at Chernoff Newman, an integrated communications firm in Columbia. He is responsible for supporting the firm’s account management and planning team with various projects, including new client pitches, client briefings and media or creative recommendations. He is also working with fellow interns on an internship project, which involves working with a client to create strategic communications plans for events.

After graduation, McGill would like to work in Washington, D.C. He is interested in public policy communications and corporate communications. McGill would also like to explore issue advocacy in politics.


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Maria Jutton

 Maria Jutton is a fourth-year journalism student and Dean's Communications Fellow at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is especially passionate about international communications and will pursue overseas work after she graduates in May 2020.


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