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COM Undergrad News: May 2020

Students walk to class on North Campus at the Brickyard.

To all our graduating seniors, congratulations on your great achievement.

Please watch your email, check our website or visit our Facebook page to view a special message from the Department of Communication on Saturday, May 9.

Welcome New Undergraduate Internship Coordinator Mike Charbonneau

Communication alum Mike Charbonneau is stepping in as the new Undergraduate Internship Program Coordinator with the desire to give back to the department that he says has given so much to him.

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Dean Phillips Steps Down as Undergraduate Internship Coordinator

Dean Phillips began his third career as a professor at NC State University 19 years ago. As a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication, he teaches courses in public relations and media. As he looks towards retirement, Phillips reflects on his time as the Undergraduate Internship Program Coordinator and the tremendous impact he has had on both the program and his students.

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919 Marketing Scholarship and Internship

919 Marketing, a national marketing and public relations agency based in Raleigh, is proud to offer a scholarship award of $919 along with an internship to be completed in the spring or summer of the same year. 919 Marketing has worked with an exciting roster of companies, including Golden Corral, The Joint, Scooter’s Coffee, Rita’s Italian Ice, The Rosetta Stone, in addition to non-profit organizations such as College Foundation North Carolina, Talk it Out and the NC 529 College Savings Plan.

  • Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2020    
  • Reward: $919 and an internship at 919 Marketing in the spring or summer of 2021
  • Who can apply: Full-time NC State students who are communication majors with a concentration in public relations
  • Selection criteria: Applicants are required to write an essay between 1,000-2,000 words. Spring 2021 scholarship essay topic: “Give us your take on the future of public relations and how this scholarship and internship would help you achieve your college and professional goals.”

Click here for more information. If you have any questions, email

Top candidates will be selected for a follow-up phone interview. The 2020 scholarship winner will be announced Dec. 1, 2020.

Advising Support

If you need advising assistance over the summer and while we are away from campus, please schedule your appointment with Cynthia Zuckerman-Hyman using her appointment calendar:

Rather than meeting in person, students should call 919-307-9104 at their scheduled appointment time.

A Message from Lambda Pi Eta

We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy during this time of uncertainty and turmoil. We wanted to touch base with you and provide a few updates regarding LPH, especially since COVID-19 disrupted many of our Spring activities (e.g., elections, inductions, etc).

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