Visiting Ottoway Professor Tammy Kim will be hosting a public lecture “We Are All Gig Workers Now”. Join the free event on Tuesday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Use this link to join and make sure to register in advance. All are welcome to attend.
Summer courses are a great way to catch up or get ahead with credits. All summer courses are offered online, which means that you can complete them from anywhere you have internet service. This summer the Communication department is offering the following classes:
Registration for the summer session opens on April 12. You do not need your advisor’s permission to register for summer courses. Be sure to check the start and end dates of each class on the Summer 2021 schedule of classes.
Visit the Summer site: https://newpaltz.edu/summer/
The Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes is live on newpaltz.edu!
Don’t delay: Schedule a meeting NOW to meet with your advisor BEFORE APRIL 9.
Meet with your advisor remotely (Zoom, Webex, BB Collaborate, phone, etc.) to go over your Fall schedule and discuss your progress toward graduation. Don’t forget to use My Schedule Planner to design your preferred schedule for next semester.
You cannot register for classes if you have any holds on your account, so make sure to contact Student Accounts and pay any bills that are due before your registration date. To check if you have any holds, go to my.newpaltz.edu and click “General” then “Holds.”
Now that the Fall 2021 schedule of classes is posted, you should be setting up an appointment to meet virtually with your major advisor. You must meet with your major advisor in order to be cleared to register. Before your meeting, make sure to have a draft schedule made in My Schedule Planner (accessed through my.newpaltz.edu) and have your progress report on hand. Don’t wait to set up your meeting!
Internships are not required for CMM majors, but they are highly recommended.
Don’t know when to complete your internship? Feeling lost in the process and don’t know the next step? Consider these points when trying to find, apply, and complete your internship.
Use this post to help guide your application process: https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/comm/2020/09/21/the-internship-process-outlined-do-not-wait-to-start-the-process/
Once you get approved to take internship credits (deadline for Spring is second Friday in November; deadline for Summer & Fall is second Friday in March), you need to find an internship placement. Here is a list of resources you can use to find an internship to suite you:
Students looking to graduate in Spring 2021: there is an internship eligibility deadline upcoming that you must make, or risk not graduating on time.
Unlike DMJ majors, CMM majors are not required to complete an internship in order to graduate. However, everyone is encouraged to complete an internship to gain valuable experience. If you are a senior and want to complete an internship for credit, and you have not already completed or are not currently completing an internship, you must intern next semester. That means you MUST apply for internship eligibility this semester! The deadline is Friday, Mar. 12.
So, what does that mean? Applying for internship eligibility means you have to be approved before you can earn internship credits or even start looking for an internship placement.
Our department has to make sure you are ready to represent our department, internship program and SUNY New Paltz out in the work world. Once your internship eligibility application has been approved and you are eligible to earn internship credits, then you can start looking for an internship.
To apply for internship eligibility, click here to be taken to our Internship Eligibility Application folder, which can also be found by visiting Blackboard, clicking on the Community tab and clicking “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students”
First, read through the Internship Information post and make sure you understand everything in there. After you’ve read that, click the Google Form and enter all the required information to apply for eligibility. Then, upload your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume via the two turnitin links. That’s it! Once you are approved, you will receive an email with your next steps, which include searching for an internship placement.
Remember, the deadline to complete this process is Friday, Mar. 12 if you are planning on interning in the Spring 2021 semester.
Seniors looking to graduate in December 2021 must make the Mar. 12 deadline or you cannot earn credits for an internship you will complete.
While internships are not mandatory for Communication Studies students, they are recommended. Our department has a process by which students must get certified eligible to earn academic credits for work at an internship.
Certification must happen at least 1 semester BEFORE you look for an internship placement. Once you are eligible, please apply for certification.
To be eligible, you must have:
You can find the certification application in the Blackboard community “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students.”
In that Blackboard community, there is a post titled “Internship Policy and Procedures.” Read that before you fill out the application. Then you can check the box in the application that you have read that post.
This form is mandatory for newly declared majors in our department.
Transfer students, you should apply for internship eligibility once you have 30 New Paltz credits.
Applying for internship eligibility means you must be approved to earn credits for any internship you complete, before you complete it. You must be certified as internship eligible at least one semester before you look for an internship placement, but you should do it as soon as you are eligible.
Once you are certified as eligible, you remain eligible until you graduate, as long as your GPA does not fall below 2.5.
Here are the minimum requirements to be certified as eligible to earn internship credits.
To apply for internship eligibility, visit the Blackboard community “Spring21_Communication & DMJ Students” to submit your application, progress report, and one-page, single-sided resume.
Confused about this process? Read this blog post to catch up!
Remember, all DMJ majors and journalism minors are required to complete an internship.
CMM majors are not required to complete an internship, but if they want to earn credits for an internship they complete, they must also follow this process.
There is no retroactive credit for internships. This means that you cannot complete an internship and then seek credit for it afterwards. You must have your internship placement approved before you complete that internship, otherwise it will not count for credits.
First, registration for internship credits is just like registration for a class: there’s an add/drop period and no changes can be made after that period.
Next, our Internship Coordinator must have oversight over every internship our students complete in order to ensure that students are getting a valuable learning experience that is in line with the major requirements and to facilitate any problems that may arise in an internship. This is SUNY policy.
Also, before you complete an internship that will count for credit towards your SUNY New Paltz degree, you must be approved to represent our department and our university in the work world. Without this prior “certification,” we would have no idea if you were prepared to represent our department or the university to an outside company. The certification process is outlined below. All our majors signed an “Internship Policy Acknowledgement Form” when they declared their DMJ or Comm Studies major.
There are also certain steps that must be taken during your internship, including participating in the 1-credit online internship seminar and securing a mid-semester evaluation from your supervisor. That is why it is necessary to follow all department internship procedures before you start your internship.
**Remember, even BEFORE you look for an internship placement, you must get certified eligible by having:
60 total credits
30 credits at New Paltz
18 credits in your major
Look on Blackboard > Communities > “Spring21Comm&DMJStudents” for the Internship folder, where you’ll find the application and TurnItIn links to upload your 1-page resume and progress report.