School of Communication

Careers & Internships

Congratulations on starting your career path! Be sure to follow the Career Development Checklist for COM Majors to stay on track.

CSU Career Services Center located in Phodes West, room 280, is your headquarters for career development information. Career Services offers workshops and courses to help you create your resume, learn about employment opportunities, practice interviewing skills, and much more! You can take the career courses for academic credit; CSC 121 - Career Orientation, CSC 224 - Career Exploration and CSC 321 - Employment Strategies.


You can search for internships and jobs, post your resume and apply for positions online at CSUcareerline. When you register for CSUcareerline, be sure to activate the "Job Agent" feature. The Job Agent will automatically send you an email alert whenever a new internship or job is posted matching your career interests. To open your free CSUcareerline account simply follow the on-line prompts or click here for CSUcareerline instructions.

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To build your resume and start networking, you should also consider becoming active in career-related student associations and professional organizations.


Internships are a great way to build your resume as you learn from professionals in a professional environment. Today, employers expect college graduates to have completed at least one internship. You may be competing for jobs with candidates who have completed two or three internships. And, you will enjoy your time learning. This is a list of employers who have sponsored internships from 2011 to 2013. Click here for testimonials from some of our students.

In the School of Communication, you can earn academic credit for your internship experience. COM 490 - Communication Internship is available to students who have completed 300-level courses relevant to the internship. Complete rules and regulations can be found here: COM 490 Communication Internship Guidelines.

Getting an internship is similar to getting a job. First, you will need to search for internship openings using services such as CSUcareerline. Then, you will need to apply for the internship by submitting a completed internship application. If you successfully interview and are offered the internship, you and your employer will need to complete the COM 490 Internship Agreement and have it approved by the School of Communication office, MU227.

Your internship search should begin at least one semester prior to enrolling in COM 490. All internships for academic credit must be approved by the School of Communication Internship Director. Contact the School of Communication Main office at 216-687-4630 for the Internship Director's contact information.

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Mailing Address
School of Communication
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 233
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
1st & 2nd Floors
Music & Communication Building
2001 Euclid Ave.
Phone: 216.687.4630
Fax: 216.687.5435
Web Contact
Rick Pitchford
Phone: 216.687.5077

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