Setting students up for success: internship, career services offices give students leg up

April 7, 2010

Introducing the Internship Office

Internships are an excellent way to apply your classroom knowledge in a professional work setting, to network with professionals and to build your resume. Students enrolled in the School of Communications are required to complete two (2) credit hours of COM381 Communications Internship before they graduate.

In recent years, Elon students have been interns at:

  • Vogue
  • Saatchi & Saatchi
  • Ketchum, Young and Rubicam
  • National Geographic
  • ESPN the Magazine
  • Washington Post Interactive
  • 60 Minutes
  • Baltimore Orioles
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Paramount Studios
  • CNN
  • Discovery Communications
  • International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Infinity Broadcasting
  • MTV
  • Duke Children’s Hospital
  • Universal Studios
  • Atlantic Coast Conference

The School of Communications internship program is directed by Nagatha Tonkins, who has worked as news reporter/morning anchor for WGHP-TV in High Point, N.C., and as news reporter for WLOE-AM in Eden, N.C. She also served as internship director and department sequence coordinator in the Journalism and Mass Communication Department at North Carolina A&T State University.

Read more about our internship program:

Introducing the Career Services Office

Elon’s School of Communications Careers Office is a branch of Elon’s main Career Center. The primary goal of the School of Communications Careers Office is to assist communications students with (1) self-assessment (exploring interests, abilities, values and personality style), (2) exploration of academic majors (Journalism, Strategic Communications, Media Arts & Entertainment, Communication Science) and career options, (3) career decision making and (4) creating and executing an action plan to secure a job or admission into a graduate program.

The School of Communications career services office is directed by Ross Wade, who has six years of combined media experience in television and documentary film and corporate and entertainment industry multimedia production and project management.

Read more about our career services office:

*If you’d like to be part of our alumni profiles page, please contact us at eloncommalumni@gmail.com. And please consider joining the Elon Job Network, so you can network with Elon students.


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