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The School of Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee is dedicated to giving students an understanding of the processes involved in interpersonal and organizational communication. Our goal is to answer the questions about how we exchange information within interpersonal and organizational contexts.

CMST offers a degree program at the undergraduate level and participates in the College-wide master's and doctoral level programs.


CMST Club Meeting, September 21

Club Meeting SeptemberWednesday, September 21, 2016, was the kick- off meeting for the Communication Studies club. New members of the club were invited to Scripps lab (4th floor Comm bldg.) to enjoy dinner and skype in with guest speaker Michael Abrams. Club president, Katie Mitchell mentioned two trips including a new trip to Nashville, TN to network with alumni, and the annual Washington, D.C. trip. She encouraged all club members to attend the Communications job fair on Wednesday, October 29, 2016.

Baker Donahue- In With The Old

Baker DonahueHometown: Franklin, TN 

Year in school: Junior

Major/ Minor:Communication studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship

Your story:   To be honest, I have no idea what I am doing. In With the Old started out as a silly concept while two friends were brainstorming the next Facebook. Initially, we wanted to make a clothing company that strictly sold Jorts (jean shorts condensed). When we realized our market was probably too limited there, we expanded to vintage Vols gear. Something everyone at or associated with the University of Tennessee could relate too. I have always had a dream of becoming an entrepreneur, working for yourself and creating something people love has always been attractive to me. I never dreamed that it would have happened so soon. The idea of In With the Old is rather basic. Selling vintage clothes online. It's been done before. So you’re a glorified Ebay? In a sense, yes, but there is an entirely different animal to the concept. The purpose of In With the Old is to outfit an entire campus with legendary items of clothing. The purpose is to make sure everyone is looking their best (or most ridiculous) for when we win the national championship this year. The purpose is to bring back the type of stuff that Peyton Manning wore to orientation.

Senior Student Accepts Marketing Director Position Prior to Graduation

Katie Scott

Senior Honors Communication Studies Major, Katie Scott, is joining local family law practice, Held Law Firm, as the firm’s Marketing Director.

With two years of experience spent at five marketing internships, Katie was ready to step into her first marketing leadership role. Katie has experience with both agency and in-house marketing environments, having worked at several local agencies and small businesses.