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Communication

Research Opportunities

The interdisciplinary nature of communication study means that research opportunities are plentiful and take many forms, from quantitative and statistical studies, to historical analyses, to interpretive and theoretical essays. Classes are small, and students engage in rigorous discussion. Many courses are writing-intensive, multiplying the occasions for in-depth, scholarly research. A number of students have presented their work at national and international conferences.

Recent communication majors gave presentations at the International Workshop on Presence at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain; at the annual convention of the New York State Communication Association; and at the National Undergraduate Honors Conference, hosted by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California.

Katherine White '16 the Blue Jackets arena
Katherine White ’16 at Home on the Ice

Katherine White ’16 spends a lot of her free time in ice hockey rinks. At Hamilton, she plays goalie on the men’s club hockey team and works as the play-by-play announcer for both the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams. As she says, her winters “revolve mostly around playing and working in hockey.” This year, her summer has revolved around hockey too. With funding from the Summer Internship Support Fund, she is working as a public relations intern for the Columbus Blue Jackets in Ohio.  More ...

Jasper Nash '16 learns about marketing in a contemporary art setting.
Jasper Nash ’16 is Energized by MASS MoCA Internship

The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (commonly known as MASS MoCA) is the largest of its kind in the United States. For Communication major Jasper Nash ’16, the museum and its ever-changing exhibitions are providing the perfect setting to learn about communications and marketing.  More ...

Njideka Ofoleta ’16 Sheds Light on Women Emigrating from Africa to Spain

When Njideka Ofoleta ’16 studied abroad in Spain last semester, she noticed something about the population in her neighborhood. She lived in an area with a high immigrant population, and although she saw many African men in public and in the media, she saw few African women. She realized that African women were rarely discussed, and she “wanted to delve deeper into that rarely-covered realm.” With a grant from the Emerson Foundation, Ofoleta has spent time in Morocco, Spain, and the United States to research African women immigrating into Spain.  More ...

Amber Torres '16
Amber Torres ’16 Works on “Selling the City” Through Emerson Project

Amber Torres ’16 is familiarizing herself with the basic economic and political logistics of urban planning this summer through a research project titled “Selling the City.” The project represents “an analysis of the complex relationship between real estate, consumerism and the middle/working class market” and will be undertaken through means of data collection, interviews and site observation.   More ...

Ian Rothenberg '16
Music Industry Internship Sounds Good to Ian Rothenberg '16

Whether they perform or create, all artists aspire to make it big. This summer, Ian Rothenberg ’16, a communication major, is experiencing the behind-the-scenes interactions between musicians, producers and record labels while interning at Sacred Bones Records and Terrorbird Media. He is working in Brooklyn with support from the George & Martha Darcy Internship Support Fund.  More ...

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