Summer Courses Offered by the Communication Department

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:

  • CMM 214 Storytelling and Culture
  • CMM 355 Nonverbal Communication, taught by Stellina Chapman
  • CMM 359 Communication Among Cultures, taught by Stellina Chapman
  • LIN 413 Sociolinguistics, taught by Oksana Laleko

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.

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Fall 2021 Advising Season is Underway

The Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes is live on!

DMJ schedule click here

Communication Studies schedule click here

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.

Meet With Your Major Advisor—Be Prepared!

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 and have your progress report on hand. Don’t wait to set up your meeting!


Important Internship Guidelines and Resources to Find Internships

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:

  • Get certified As Soon As Possible! If you are eligible you should apply for certification right away! Requirements for earning internship approval include having at least 18 credits completed or in progress for your major, 30+ credits completed/in progess at SUNY New Paltz, 60+ total credits completed/in progress, and at least a 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Once you complete the paperwork and are approved to earn internship credits, you remain eligible until graduation as long as you still meet all the requirements. You do not need to resubmit the paperwork if you choose to wait another semester(s) to complete your internship!
  • Summer internships will most likely cost money! Students pay out of pocket for credits earned during the summer, whether that be summer school or internships. If your financial aid doesn’t cover summer credits, plan to take your internship during the school year to avoid out-of-pocket costs.
  • There are NO internships during the winter intersession. This session is only 3 weeks long and is not long enough to complete an internship. Internships are only available during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

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:

  • List of Past Internships
    • This list has EVERY internship DMJ and CMM students have completed since Spring 2012 and is updated every semester. It also has all the contact information for each of these internships. Use this resource!
  • Internship Instagram for DMJ and CMM majors
    • Our @npcommedia Instagram account is constantly uploading new internship opportunities. Check back here often!
  • Handshake
    • Find this in under the “Employment Resources” tab
    • It has job and internship listings
  • Media bistro
    • This is a website created solely for job/internship listings in the media field. This is a great resource for all DMJ and CMM majors
  • Vimeo video: Where Can I Look for an Internship?
    • This video will show you all the great resources you can find internship opportunities. Try them all!