Welcome to the Department of Communication at Geneseo.  We offer a comprehensive curriculum in harmony with the liberal arts mission of the College. Majors may select from three tracks of study in Personal and Professional Communication, Journalism and Media, and Intercultural and Critical Studies. We invite you to explore our webpage and learn more about the opportunities we offer to Communication students.

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Feeling creative? Want to have some fun? Register for the 7th Annual Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival! You and your team will have 24 hours starting at exactly 5:00 pm on March 23rd to write, shoot, edit and post a video of no more than three minutes that creatively makes use of at least three of the elements provided at the start of the event. You and your team could win great prizes! First prize is $400 in Amazon gift cards! Every team member registered before March 14th will receive an INSOMNIAC t-shirt and a Golden Ticket to be handed out at the pre-event meeting on March 21st. If you are interested in creating but do not have a team, please contact Joe Dolce and he'll help connect you with other lost INSOMNIACS. Register today!

Thayer Fellowship in the Arts/Patricia Kerr Ross Award - The Thayer Fellowship and the Patricia Kerr Ross Award are given each year to outstanding candidates for graduation from The State University of New York. The purpose of these awards is to serve as a bridge between study at The State Univerisiy of New  York and first-time entry into a professional career in the creative or performing arts:  namely music, theatre, dance, film and video, creative writing and the visual arts. Applications for this prestigious award are now being accepted. Even students who are not winners can benefit from the application process. Feedback from past candidates indicates that selection as a finalist can be an important step on the road to a professional career—the status of a Thayer Fellowship or Ross Award finalist is an asset on any student's resume, and contact with panelists often leads to assistance later on. This is not an online application. Students will have to complete, print out and send everything via mail or delivery service. Please visit the website for more information, the application and basic instructions. The due date is February 2, 2018.

Interested in a legal career? The Benjamin and David Scharps Memorial Award goes to SUNY juniors or seniors who are pre-law or have an interest in legal studies. The prize is awarded to a student who writes the best legal essay on the subject determined by the Chancellor or designee; this year the subject is Controversial Speaker on Campus. First prize is $1,500, second prize is $1,000. Click for more specific information and the application.

Want to put your talents to work toward expanding opportunity and equity for all? Teach for America may be the place to start. Teach for America is a powerful network of more than 50,000 alumni from all backgrounds and sectors offering an opportunity to challenge yourself in an impact-driven career where you could accelerate your leadership skills.
Fast facts about Teach for America [PDF]
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Internship opportunities in Athletic Communications at SUNY Geneseo! Athletic Communications is looking for 3-4 interns to help create and expand their multimedia efforts during the spring 2018 semester. The positions will focus on videography and video production. This opportunity will provide practical experience and an opportunity to bolster your portfolio and demo reels with published video content that can be shared with potential employers.
More information about the position [DOCX]

Internship with Monroe County Democratic Committee - Voter Outreach and Field Program! The Monroe County Democratic Committee in Rochester is looking for interns to uphold numerous responsibilities. Along with day-to-day tasks, interns are able to take on roles specific to many of the different aspects of campaign work, ranging from voter targeting and outreach to fundraising, finance, and accounting.
Apply or find more information [PDF]

Want to work with the Livingston County News (LCN)? The Livingston County News is looking for correspondents to assist with sports coverage of Livingston County's award-winning weekly newspaper. Assignments would include reporting on individual games, feature stories and general sports or recreation items. Stories will appear on our website,, and also be included in our print edition. Some stores may also be published in our sibling publication, The Daily News of Batavia, and its website, To apply email Regional Sports Editor, Chris Metcalf.


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Communication Department
SUNY Geneseo
Blake Hall, Room B122
Geneseo, NY, 14454
Phone: (585) 245-5228
Fax:  (585) 245-5240


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