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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying communication.

On-Campus Events and Activiteis
Join a lively community of students and faculty who practice their communication skills in a wide range of contexts, including:
  • The Campanil—Volunteer as a writer or editor with our award-winning, student-run biweekly print newspaper and website. You’ll gain hands-on experience and professional skills relevant to careers in print and web publishing, journalism, and related fields.
  • The Walrus Literary Journal—Submit your creative work to this annual publication featuring writing and art by students, faculty, and Bay Area authors, or join the student team that edits and produces the journal.
  • The Writing Center—Polish your writing skills with help from trained student tutors, or apply to work as a writing tutor at the center.
  • The Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy at Mills College—Attend conferences and special events featuring business leaders, policy makers, and activists interested in social entrepreneurship and social change. These events provide opportunities for you to consider the role that communication strategies play in such efforts.


As a global center for innovation in technology, media, and the arts, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wide range of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies that provide opportunities for communication students to gain work experience. Our career services office can help you identify internship experiences relevant to your goals.

What Can I Do with a Communication Degree from Mills?

Our communication graduates have built successful careers in advertising, broadcasting, film, government, journalism, marketing, nonprofit management, politics, public relations, publishing, and web development. Here are a few examples of positions our alumnae have held:

Executive Director
Berkeley Rental Housing Coalition

Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Hip Mama Magazine

Director, Feature Post Production Technology
Legendary Entertainment

Global Knowledge Leader
Russell Reynolds Associates

Project Manager
The Social Element

CBS News

Head of Originals

Series Producer, Bringing Up Bates
Figure 8 Films

Style Editor
San Francisco Chronicle

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Legislative Affairs
United States Department of the Treasury