Communications Student Panel

Recorded Monday, December 14 at 11:30 PM

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About this livestream


Ask current Communications students questions about their major! On this panel, we will explore all topics related to studying Communications, such as internship opportunities, class size, post-grad careers, and coursework. Livestream viewers will get to vote on questions and ask their own. Stop in to ask a few questions or stick around for the whole hour to learn from other viewers' questions!

Meet the panelists: Kiya, Drew, and Justin

Kiya Norman is a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina attending Wake Forest. She is pursuing a Bachelor's in Communications with a minor in Spanish. Kiya is an active residential advisor for a first-year community, a supporter of the Black Student Alliance, and works on a team of athletic dieticians and nutritionists. Outside of school, she enjoys writing, spending time with her friends, and going to get smoothies.

Drew Bartelstein is a sophomore from Deerfield, Illinois (suburbs of Chicago) in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. She is majoring in advertising with a creative emphasis. She hasn't yet decided what she is going to minor in but she is extremely interested in the ISchool or some type of sports management. Drew is a member of a social sorority, Alpha Phi and is starting to be involved in an advertising club called TNH. Besides school, Drew loves to hang out with her friends as she is extremely social. She also loves to travel and explore new places.

Justin Levine is a junior from Rye Brook, New York in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. He is a double-major in Film, Television, and Media and Communications. He works as a prospective student tour guide, is a member of a social fraternity, and is a part of two student film organizations -- WOLV-TV and M-Agination Films. He was also in a Michigan Learning Community his freshman year, focused on writing and the arts and located on the Hill Campus.

Your host

Undergrad College: University of Pennsylvania '19

Major: English and Women’s Studies

Work Experience: I'm passionate about merging storytelling, psychology, and spirituality to co-create experiences that transform people. In addition to advising students with CollegeVine, I work as a life coach and freelance writer.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Moriah and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
5:03@anonymous:If you aren’t very interested in social media specifically, is Communications not the best major for you?
8:37@anonymous:What made you decide to study communications?
11:07@anonymous:What high school extracurriculars point to an interest in Communications on college apps?
13:46@anonymous:What focus/major should you have in communications if you want to get into the business field?
18:28@scarlettchu:Do you think a communications major is more similar to a marketing business major or a psychology major?
21:04@anonymous:Would you say that television and broadcasting is something that requires communications? Would you say the television industry is communications, journalism, or both?
32:53@anonymous:Is experience more important that the actual degree. I feel like jobs love free labor and experience. Do they prefer experience over the concrete degree? For example, say we have someone who completed a rigorous degree from Harvard but has 0 to no experience. The other person went to a random college and only completed general communications. However, this person has worked for many different places for free, has gathered a lot of knowledge and experience. Who will get the job?


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