In many ways, internships are a gateway to the professional world. At Furman, it is not unusual for organizations to offer full-time jobs to students who have interned with them. Many communication studies students complete an internship, paid or unpaid, in their area of interest. The department encourages students to pursue internships because of the value of applying classroom theory and establishing a foundation for future employment.
So where have Furman students interned? The list is long. It includes advertising agencies, public relations firms, radio and television stations, businesses and non-profit organizations. Sites where Furman students have recently interned include:
- Atlanta Symphony
- CBS 48 Hours
- Greenville Memorial Hospital
- Greenville News
- Greenville City Government
- Michelin North America
- CNBC Public Relations
- News 13 in Orlando, Florida
- Peace Center for Performing Arts
- WHNS/ Fox 21 (Fox Network)
- Universal Music Publishing Group
As a liberal arts institution, Furman recognizes that one of its primary responsibilities is to teach students to think critically, as well as to express themselves clearly and powerfully, when speaking and writing. At Furman, the Department of Communication Studies embraces this liberal arts ideal. We realize that the ability to communicate ethically and effectively is essential for civic leadership.