Published on August 30, 2021 by Sean Flynt
Samford public relations student Carson Caulfield held an internship with the Corporate Communications and Marketing Department at Children's of Alabama hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, this summer. He was surprised to find fellow PR student Sonia Kerrigan interning in the same office space for Children's Foundation, the hospital’s event planning and fundraising department. The pair were later joined by alumnus Delaney Dotson ’21, the newly-hired Community Development Coordinator for the foundation.
The coincidence highlights one of the most important aspects of the Samford communication and media experience. The Department of Communication and Media combines a classic liberal arts foundation with professional mentoring and career-oriented internships that distinguish graduates in a crowded job marketplace!
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.