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
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
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.
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.