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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!

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You can schedule an appointment with your assigned academic advisor using our Online Appointment SystemIf you have questions about the advisement process, please call us at

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Live Sports Production
Freshmen and sophomores, combine your passion for Gamecock Athletics and mass communications. In this class you will gain knowledge of all aspects of live sports production. Applications must be completed by Oct. 26, 2018 at 5 p.m.
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The purpose of this course is to produce InterCom, the alumni magazine for the College of Information and Communications. Applications must be completed by Oct. 26, 2018 at 5 p.m.
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Power Producing
The purpose of this course is to produce Carolina Insider, a local news cut-in that airs on campus cable.  Students learn the art and skill of television news producing in a real-world, hands-on environment.  It is especially useful for broadcast and multimedia journalism students who are interested in working behind the scenes in a newsroom OR who want to understand how their on-camera content fits into the larger news process. Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., October 26, 2018.
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Students may begin requesting guest tickets on Oct. 16.

Also, starting Oct. 16, if you are a student who applied to graduate and indicated you will participate in the commencement ceremony, you can log into the  online portal to record your name and provide phonetic pronunciation.

The online portal will remain open for name pronunciation submissions until Sunday, November 11, 2018. 

Work-Study Positions Available
Are you looking for work study? 
Consider working in the SJMC in the technology area. We have positions open with the webmaster (need Photoshop and/or video editing experience) and in equipment checkout. 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. 

The Carolina Agency (TCA)
The Carolina Agency is looking for driven students who want to set themselves apart from the crowd. Start planning NOW to work with real clients in TCA this spring. This course is open to ALL MAJORS. To submit your application or to get more information go to Applications are rolling so apply soon!

Minority Advertising Internship Program
MAIP is 22-week fellowship program (10-week virtual online training and 10-week agency experience)

The deadline is Oct. 26. More information and application is available at:

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