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Internships & Careers


Undergraduates at SUNY Potsdam are encouraged to obtain extra experience in their chosen field by doing off-campus internships. Contact the Experiential Education Office at (315) 267-2702 or visit their website to learn more. Examples of previous internships in which English & Communication students have participated include:

  • 96-5 WCMF-FM / INFINITY Broadcasting, Brockport, NY
  • 99.3 WSNN, Potsdam, NY
  • Akwesasne Neighborhood Network, Hogansburg, NY
  • Buffalo Advertising Management, Buffalo, NY
  • Bust Magazine, New York, NY
  • Fort Drum Public Affairs Office, Fort Drum, NY
  • Intellstaff Atlanta, GA
  • intria-HP Toronto, ON
  • John Wiley & Sons New York, NY
  • Mix 96 Radio Canton, NY
  • MTV, VH1 Productions New York, NY
  • NBC Today Show New York, NY
  • Polar Beverages Albany, NY
  • Potsdam, NY
  • St. Lawrence Radio, INC./99 Hits, Potsdam, NY
  • The Rosie O?Donnell Show, New York, NY
  • United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, Lake Placid, NY
  • VH1 Series and Specials, New York, NY
  • WAIH 90.3 SUNY Potsdam Radio, Potsdam, NY
  • WAMC/North East Public Radio, Albany, NY
  • WGIX/WPAC Office, Ogdensburg, NY
  • Wireless Works Inc./Pac 93, Ogdensburg, NY
  • WOKR ? Channel 13, Rochester, NY
  • WPOM/WSNN, Potsdam, NY
  • Youth International, Potsdam, NY

Opportunities in the Field

Graduates in literature and writing have entered into the fields of law and print, teaching, publishing, politics, technical writing, management, advertising, college administration and electronic journalism. Graduates in communication have been employed in counseling, advertising and design, sports information, radio and television production, theater, politics and diplomacy.

Alumni Careers

Leilla Brooks ?99
Editorial Assistant
John Wiley & Sons

Derek Burnett ?96
Reader?s Digest

Julie Duggan ?97
Marketing Coordinator

Sharon Ellison ?96
Payment Processor
Bank of New York

Jason Emerson '99
Author and Lincoln scholar

Paul Foote ?96
Construction Specialist
Waste Management

Mollye Glennen ?96
College Professor

Dan Higgins '99
Albany Times Union

Bradley Hoffman ?93
Communication Specialist

Julie Hooper ?92
Manager Software Development
Transamerica Tax Service

Christine Jeffries ?94
Contract Specialist
U.S. Army

Michael Lively ?91
Supervisor of Exceptional Education Programs
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES

Keri Lucey ?98
Graduate Student
SUNY Binghamton

Danielle Lucia ?98
Wilderness Therapist
Wilderness School

Jennifer Ramie ?99
English Teacher
South Jefferson

Suzanne Root ?87
Physical Therapist
Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

Colleen Rowse ?99
Methodist Pastor