The Communication Skills Center has several opportunities for students to get involved. Working in the CSC is great experience to add to your resume and will give you the chance to develop invaluable relationships with faculty, staff, and other students.
We offer three positions in the CSC. All positions are expected to attend our full day training session the Friday before classes begin, as well as attend our Monday noon staff meetings. If you have any questions, please email the CSC Director, Dr. Kristen McIntyre.
Undergraduate/Graduate Internship: Students interested in this option will enroll in ACOM 2314, 4314, or ACOM 8300 to earn course credit toward their degree. There is a syllabus and curriculum used during the semester. Interns are expected to work 10 hours a week in the CSC (and/or virtually) and attend the weekly synchronous staff meeting. Internship is repeatable to fulfill upper-level electives required for graduation.
Federal Work Study: Students interested in this option must have work study funds already secured to qualify for this position. Be sure to check on BOSS or with Financial Aid to make sure you have funding. Work Study students, depending on qualifications, are able to do a variety of work in the CSC. Work Study students usually work 10 hrs a week in the CSC (but this is determined by the amount of funding available) and attend the weekly staff meeting.
Volunteer: Students interested in this option, depending on qualifications, are also able to do a variety of work in the CSC. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week in the CSC and attend the weekly staff meeting.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- B or better in SPCH/ACOM 1300 (or transfer equivalent) and instructor reference
- Ideal but not required: B or better in an additional Applied Communication course (ideally SPCH/ACOM 3320: Advanced Public Speaking/Persuasive Presentations
- B or better in SPCH/ACOM 7352: Organizational Communication Training (or comparable pedagogy course or experience)
- Interview with and approval of the CSC Director
- Attend required one-day orientation session the Friday before classes start each semester
- Attend weekly staff meeting: noon – 1 p.m. Monday
- Interns: work 10 hours a week scheduled in the CSC assisting students, faculty, campus, and the community (about 150 hours/semester). Interns are also assigned coursework and end-of-semester portfolio evaluation
- Volunteers: work 4 hours a week minimum commitment preferred
- Work Study: hours coordinated with Assistant Directors