Our Students

Communication Studies students are involved in all areas of campus life and gain experience in leadership, writing, multimedia, social media and more.

Read about a few of our students here.

Mia Barnes '23

“The thing I like the most about Communication Studies is that it prepares you for just about every career after graduation."

Mia Barnes is a Communication Studies major who is using what she’s learning in the classroom to advocate and participate in experiences that she is passionate about. She is the Senator for the College of Communication and Information in Undergraduate Student Government and is a web content and social media intern at the non-profit Let's Grow Together.

Marisa Santillo '23

"As someone who has a variety of interests, I’m thankful to have found a supportive community in Communication Studies and CCI!” 

Marisa Santillo is a Communication Studies major who is using what she’s learning in the classroom to take on leadership and various communication roles across campus. Her goal is to work in social media marketing. She has minors in Public Relations and User Experience Design.

Jenna Gilbreath, '23

"Through COMM and my Media Advocacy minor, I have learned the power of my own voice and a story."

Jenna Gilbreath, '23 is a Communication Studies major with minors in Media Advocacy and Nonprofit Studies. Her interest in COMM was sparked through the never-ending transferable skills and flexibility within the major.

Grace Petitjean '22

"I had never heard of a Communication Studies degree before I got to Kent State, but quickly realized it was everything I was looking for.” 

Grace Petitjean is a Communication Studies major who enjoys using the skills she's learning in the classroom to share her passions with others. She recently completed an internship with the Portage County Regional Planning Commission where she learned how essential communication skills are in a workplace environment. 

Olivia Fossesca '22

“The thing I like most about my major is the flexibility and relevance it has to everyday life."

Olivia Fossesca is a Communication Studies major who is applying what she’s learning in the classroom to her daily life at work and as a student. She is a Social Media Assistant for University Communications and Marketing where she practices hands-on skills in social media marketing and management.

Karli Miller '23

"Thanks to CCI and my minors, I feel extremely prepared as I continue my education.” 

Karli Miller is a Communication Studies major who is using what she’s learning in the classroom to make meaningful connections in the world around her. Through taking on leadership positions in her sorority, she has practiced public speaking skills and maintained positive relations both inside and outside of her chapter.