COMM 4950

COMM 4950

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This seminar will introduce students to the world of professional communication. Students will meet communication alumni working in media, technology, public relations, advertising, brand management, marketing, and civil service. Students will learn about alumni roles in the changing the professional communication landscape. Students will create a resume and learn interview skills, in addition to preparing an ePortfolio. At the end of the 7-week seminar, students will travel to New York City for three days to meet with alumni working in the communication fields. Previous companies visited include: Nintendo, NBCUniversal, Social Code, M Booth, AMC, OXO and the United Nations' Youth Global Leadership Foundation. The course will cover relevant background information about each company prior to the trip and will include Skype meetings with other communication and media firms before the trip to NYC, which occurs the week after Cornell's Fall Break.

When Offered Fall (weeks 1-7).

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Communication majors.

Comments No travel component for Fall 2020.

  • Identify the roles of each firm in the communication industry, its challenges, and key drivers for the future.
  • Discuss professional opportunities with working alumni through a variety of networking channels.
  • Evaluate yourself navigating a career within communication industries.
  • Construct and present an ePortfolio which demonstrates key communicative skills.
  • Evaluate how communication industries can contribute to sustainable development goals.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - First.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13452COMM 4950  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Oct 19, 2021
    • Byrne, C

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  • 13454COMM 4950  FLD 801

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, guidance for whether the class is allowed travel to NYC has not yet been issued. If travel is permitted, students are expected to travel to NYC for NYCOMM; details of the trip, expenses, etc. can be found here