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SJMC Undergraduate Student Services

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!

News and Announcements 

The Carolina Agency
The Carolina Agency is still accepting applications for the fall 2018 semester!

The Carolina Agency (Jour 537) is a fully integrated strategic communication agency that accepts students from all majors. Students earn three credits by working in a business environment with paying clients on various projects and campaigns. Some current clients are the South Carolina Education Lottery, the Free Medical Clinic, 1801 Grille, and even our college (SJMC and SLIS). We are looking for professional and hardworking upperclassman who are looking to begin their journey into the professional world. Apply by going to to submit an application and resume.

For any questions contact Ernie Grigg at

JOUR 361 Upper Division Acceptance Letter (Fall 2018)
If you received an acceptance letter into upper division for fall 2018, you are required to return the signed acceptance letter to Debi Wallace in SJMC Room 118 (Student Services Office)!

JOUR 440 - Leadership and Internal Relations Management
A 100% online section of JOUR 440 taught by Dr. Bowen is being offered this Summer (May 14 – Jun 21). This course is perfect for public relations majors (or those who have completed Jour 201 with a grade of C+ of higher) and students who want to expand their personal leadership capabilities, ethical training, knowledge of internal communication, organizational culture/ values, and employee relations.

Please Note: This is the same course currently being offered this semester as JOUR 499. We are now using the assigned course number, 440.

The online section involves reading the text and posting to the discussion board regularly, streaming several films from Cooper Library (free) and completing short film discussion activities.

You can expect to emerge prepared for future management roles with knowledge of leadership, ethics, organizations, and the best approaches to manage teams, build internal relations, and successful employee communication.

Take advantage of this opportunity now, as the course will not be offered Fall 2018 or Spring 2019!

Work-Study Positions Available
Are you looking for work study? 
Consider working in the SJMC with Frank Mitchell. If you are interested, please, email 

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.

Some of the opportunities available:

  • Richland County Transportation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina – Community Relations Intern
  • Columbia City Ballet
  • USC Campus Recreation
  • Dodie Anderson Academic Tutor Program

Questions about Handshake? Email Katie Bullard, our career services manager, at

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

McNair Scholars Program
The TRIO McNair Program helps eligible undergraduates pursue graduate degrees. The program offers expanded faculty mentoring, research experience and other academic opportunities with the goal of increasing the number of Ph.D. recipients who are first-generation or low-income students, and who are from underrepresented groups in graduate education.


SEO/Marketing Summer Internship
Want to intern for a couple of awesome TV companies this summer? If you’re cool, come on. Go To Team and Assignment Desk #MakeCoolTV throughout the country and the world. We’re looking for the right person who’s very organized, reliable and motivated to intern under the marketing coordinator. Did you watch the Super Bowl? We shoot features for the NFL Network. Do you like HGTV? We shot the pilot and first three seasons of Fixer Upper.

The marketing intern will support the marketing coordinator and the rest of the office. We will work together on marketing and social media campaigns.

For more information and to apply, email Kristie Wakefield:


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