Students apply classroom studies to summer internships
ESPN. Cosmopolitan Magazine. The Today Show. Ben Carson's political campaign. These are just a few of the places our students interned this summer. Here are their stories.
A degree and an evening gown
Graduate student Anna Mills Polatty spends her free time studying, doing charity work and... wearing a crown? Take a look at her adventure though the Miss America organization.
Award-winning research and teaching recognized at symposium
Two doctoral students were awarded for their outstanding teaching and research at the school's Doctoral Student Research Symposium.
Student-produced film shown at international festival
Hayden Antal co-produced a movie for the 2015 Campus MovieFest as a side project. Not only did it win top honors, it was selected to show at Cannes International Film Festival in France.
Notes and press releases
Public relations student Anna Mathis communicates through writing and music. She performs with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Michael Bublé and writes for and edits websites for musicians.
Lane wins Best Sports Story
Rixon Lane took first place in the RTNDA-C competition in the Best Sports Story category for his report "Recruiting Rankings," produced in his senior capstone course, Carolina News.
Top 50 includes two from USC
Alexis Mood is one of two students from the school named by the American Advertising Federation among the nation's Most Promising Multicultural Students.
Public relations to pop culture
When public relations major Christopher Rosa isn’t busy editing USC's Garnet and Black magazine, he takes his skills across the country, writing for pop culture websites like MTV and VH1 and Glamour magazine. And he's got quite a portfolio to show for it.
Diving into integrated communications
Kirstie Russell jumped right into her master's studies in integrated communications. Munich. Berlin. A practicum with Liz Lapidus Public Relations in Atlanta. The pool. Soon, she'll be climbing out into an exciting career.
A road less traveled
Many undergraduate students receive funds from the Magellan Scholar program to conduct research based on community and service. Three students from the school share how those funds have helped them study the topics they love most.
Art from a boring product
It is difficult to make an interesting photo of a simple, everyday object, especially if you can't add colorful props or backgrounds. In Dr. Keith Kenney's advanced photography class, students could only vary camera-to-subject distance, angle, composition, focus, depth of field, and lighting.
Student wins Southeast Emmy
Ashleigh Holland won a Southeast Emmy in the University Student News category for "Empty Gun Holsters," produced in her senior capstone course, Carolina News. It also won first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.
Serving up success
The newest varsity sport at USC is sand volleyball, which features two J-school freshmen who attribute their early success to communication skills developed in the classroom. Standout student-athletes Jade Vitt and Morgan LaVigne have become successful leaders on and off the court.
Our students are involved in interesting, challenging and creative activities both inside and outside the classroom. We showcase some of them on this page. And we update it regularly.