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Tisch Student Services and External Relations

In Tisch Student Services and External Relations, we approach the student experience holistically and serve as a hub of information for C&IS students looking to learn more about academics, student leadership, career services, scholarships, student organizations, student life, recruitment and more. Located on the first floor of Reese Phifer Hall in suite 190, our doors are always open to students seeking guidance on their academic careers.

Academic Advising

Academic advising in C&IS occurs by both professional advisors, housed in Tisch Student Services and External Relations on the first floor of Reese Phifer Hall, and by faculty members in each department. Our academic advisors value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our students and contribute to their academic success through coaching and mentoring. Whether you’re beginning course registration for a future semester, exploring study abroad, seeking internship opportunities, or you need academic resources, you can start these conversations with your academic advisor!


Student Experience

Through C&IS student organizations, travel programs, student leadership groups and more, there is always an opportunity for students to get involved in the C&IS community. We value the diverse perspectives in our college and support student learning through teaching, research and service.

Digital Media Center

ALABAMA PUBLIC RADIO | CENTER FOR PUBLIC TELEVISION | CRIMSON TIDE PRODUCTIONS |WVUA 23

Research

PIZZA WITH PROFESSORS | STUDENT PARTICIPANT POOL |
APPLIED RESEARCH ACTIVITIES 

Student Leadership

ACADEMIC HONOR COUNCIL | C&IS AMBASSADORS |
STUDENT EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Student Organizations

AD TEAM | CAPSTONE AGENCY | CAPSTONE COMMUNICATION SOCIETY | PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA & MORE

Office of Student Media

ALICE MAGAZINE | BLACK WARRIOR REVIEW | THE CRIMSON WHITE | MARR’S FIELD JOURNAL | WVUA-FM & MORE

Travel Programs

ALPINE LIVING | CIS IN LA | INDUSTRY IMMERSION | PR IN PARIS |
VIDA MAGAZINE & MORE

Around Reese Phifer

Constructed in 1930, Reese Phifer Hall served as the UA student union for more than four decades. Today, Reese Phifer is home to the College of Communication and Information Sciences and houses several community and college-wide resources for students, faculty and staff. 


Career Services

Our career services team is dedicated to assisting communication and information science majors in identifying career goals and creating a plan to reach those goals. You will meet with professional staff to assess your interests, values and skills and to discuss career planning, job searches and internships. Through The Career Center at C&IS you will have the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, resume critiques and gain access to the UA job search database, Crimson Careers, featuring hundreds of new jobs each semester. Prospective employers visit the college throughout the year and Career Fairs are open to all C&IS students each semester.

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Internship Opportunities

More than 400 C&IS students participate in internships each year locally, nationally and internationally. Often landing some of the most prestigious and competitive internships, the College has a reputation employers are seeking in interns. The College offers resources to assist you with meeting employers, preparing for your interview, arranging an internship for course credit and learning how to convey your experience on your resume for future full-time employment. Each undergraduate major has an internship coordinator who can refer you to specific resources and advise on when you should look for internships related to your major. Internships are available for all five C&IS majors through the Internship Page.


Student Awards

This award recognizes our best and brightest students who have shown a commitment to learning and have performed at the highest level. Students who maintain a UA GPA of 3.9 or higher are invited to attend an Academic Achievement reception each spring.

NO APPLICATION REQUIRED

The Holle Awards are designed to celebrate and reward student achievement for excellence in the areas of media writing, public speaking, film, screenwriting and book arts. This annual award includes a $10,000 prize for the winner of each category.

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The Susan Colvin Prize is awarded annually to the College’s most outstanding student. Applicants should be rising seniors in C&IS, demonstrate excellence of character and have an exemplary grade point average. The award includes a $2,500 scholarship.

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Scholarships and Financial Aid

At C&IS we provide a variety of opportunities for funding assistance through college-wide and departmental scholarships and awards. The University of Alabama also boasts competitive and robust scholarship opportunities for qualified students.