Posted October 7, 2019
By Maria Jutton, Dean's Communications Fellow
Josh German grew up in Irmo, South Carolina, as a Gamecock fan who wanted to study
journalism and become a sports writer. But his interest in the corporate and financial
worlds eventually led him to shift his focus. Now a mass communications major, he
enjoys learning about real-world skills in his classes at South Carolina.
“Everything we learn about is all really relevant to what is going on now,” he says.
“I feel really connected to what we talk about in class.”
In his sophomore year, German started writing for the sports section of South Carolina’s
student-run newspaper, The Daily Gamecock. He spent more than a year polishing his writing skills on staff. In summer 2019,
he began a year-long internship with the university’s Office of Communications and
Public Affairs, where he writes web stories for the university.
In his spare time, he enjoys listening to podcasts about finances and spending time
with his family. Since mass communications students take a portfolio class in their
final semester, he is also building his writing portfolio and hoping to develop his skills in digital and visual communications.
After German graduates, he hopes to work in corporate or financial communications.
He would also like to move to Charlotte but is open to many areas across the Southeast.
Maria Jutton is a fourth-year print journalism student and Dean's Communications
Fellow at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is especially passionate
about international communications and will pursue overseas work after she graduates
in May 2020.