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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 

Important Dates

  • Thanksgiving Break - Wednesday, November 22 - Sunday, November 26
  • Last Day of Classes - Friday, December 8
  • Commencement - Monday, December 18

Wait List

To add yourself to the wait list for a JOUR course, click here.

*Please note: completing the online wait list form does not guarantee you a seat in the course.

Registration Information

Here are the details in regards to class registration:

  • Ticket times are now available for viewing on Self Service Carolina
  • Undergraduate students that have priority registration will be able to register for classes as early as Monday, November 6
  • All other students will be able to register beginning Monday, November 13
  • For a list of the spring 2018 JOUR electives, click here

To locate your ticket time:

  • Log into Self Service Carolina
  • Click on the students tab
  • Click the registration box
  • From there, select registration checklist
  • Then select the term you are planning to register for from the drop down menu
  • Once that is complete, your ticket time will be listed at the top of the screen

If you were advised to take MGMT 371 or MKTG 350 here are the sections for non-business majors:

  • MGMT 371 - 002 - 40737
  • MGMT 371 - 005 - 42041
  • MKTG 350 - 002 - 41756
  • MKTG 350 - 003 - 40739

*SJMC students must enroll in these specific sections

POLITICO Journalism Institute

Interested in political journalism? POLITICO is accepting applications for its fifth session of the POLITICO Journalism Institute (PJI), an educational initiative focused on supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms.

The intensive 10-day program, which is designed for college students, will be held May 29 to June 9, 2018, with hands-on training for up to 12 university students interested in covering government and politics.

Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on Jan. 15, 2018.

Gary Kayye of rAVe Publications

Find out how to stake your place in the professional world and build your personal brand—an essential skill in today’s workforce. Join Gary Kayye of rAVe Publications (and UNC Chapel Hill) for a lecture in Personal Branding and LinkedIn Workshop on Thursday, November 16, beginning at 4:30 in SJMC 318.

2018 IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

The Summer Fellowship Program is the cornerstone program of the IRTS Foundation. Often referred to as a “media boot camp,” this highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice.

Here are the details:

  • Date: June 3 - August 4, 2018
  • Location: New York City

*Deadline to apply is Sunday,December 3

Donor Appreciation Day

University Development is celebrating Donor Appreciation Day by having students hand write thank you cards to our university donors who help meet the financial needs of the College of Information and Communications!


  • Date: Wednesday, November 15th
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location: SJMC Lobby

Long-Form Photo Story Class - JOUR 499

A new Visual Communications JOUR 499 elective is now available for all J-school majors! Here are the details:

Work in-depth on a semester-long project coving a topic of your choice that you’re passionate about. You’ll take photos and capture audio, receive mentoring and critiques from visiting professional photojournalists who'll serve as coaches. At the end, celebrate your stories with an exhibit for our photo subjects and the public.

*Please note: students interested in taking this course MUST apply. To receive the application instructions, you MUST email Professor Denise McGill at Application does not guarantee acceptance into the course.

Positions Available

Applications are being accepted for both The Daily Gamecock, Editor in Chief, Spring 2018 and 2018-2019 SGTV, Station Manager. Applications will be available from Oct. 30-Nov. 9.

All applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on November 9. Please drop off signed application and signed advisor form to RH West Wing 112. Interviews and selections will be made on Monday, Nov. 20.

The Carolina Agency - JOUR 537

Students interested in joining the Spring 2018 staff of JOUR 537 (The Carolina Agency) should send their resume and writing samples (or portfolio) to Professor Grigg and schedule an interview. Students must identify and apply to at least one of TCA’s four divisions:

Starting with a clearly articulated brand strategy, TCA Advertising develops digital, broadcast, print, and out-of-home solutions for paid media programming of any budget. Account planners will also work with the client to source vendors to execute concepts.

A full-service team of designers, developers, photographers, and videographers imaginatively translates research and analytics into engaging and effective strategic communication programs. TCA Creative works across all practices and in direct collaboration with clients.

Public Relations
With an emphasis on reputation management, TCA Public Relations develops and executes communication programs using both traditional and social media tactics. Account teams also provide logistical and conceptual support for client events.

All clients work with TCA Research to gain a full understanding of the challenge or opportunity before them. Comprehensive information such as audience analysis, message testing, competitor and market positioning, and digital analytics provide the backbone of any successful communication program.

For more info, click here or email

Special Topics Courses - JOUR 499

So, one of the JOUR 499 - Special Topics courses has caught your eye? Great! We're excited to offer them to our students! However, it is important to know we have implemented a new registration procedure for enrolling in several Special Topics courses.

If the Special Topics course you are interested in has a prerequisite course (see list below), you will need to complete an online form before you will be allowed to register for the course. In Self Service Carolina, while attempting to register for one of these courses, you need to click on the blue CRN number to access the online form. For more clarification on the process, click here. If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to reach out to your assigned academic advisor!

  • Social Media and Big Data - restricted to juniors and seniors only
  • Social Media: Objective, Strategies, and Tactics - JOUR 201 and JOUR 291
  • Power Producing - JOUR 361 or JOUR 346 or JOUR 347
  • Internal Communications - JOUR 201
  • Data Journalism - JOUR 291
  • Documentary Storytelling - JOUR 346 or JOUR 361 and JOUR 347

*Please note: Just completing the online form does not register you for the course. You must receive a permission email from the Office of Student Services

Washington Media Scholars Foundation

If you're an undergraduate student pursuing a career in communications, media, marketing or politics, keep reading! You may be eligible to receive a portion of $60,000 from the Media Fellows scholarship program. Applying is quick, simple and free.

The application includes:

  • Letter of Recommendation
  • 500 Word Essay
  • Current Resume

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17th. Scholarship distributions will be made in December, prior to the start of the spring 2018 academic period.

For more information and to apply»

Internship/Job Searching - Activate your Handshake!

Starting this week, we will direct all employers to upload 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.

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

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