Communication Studies Symposium

The Symposium celebrates you! Featuring awards and speakers, the Symposium helps you to conquer anything in your future career.


Topics include gaming, tech/space, tourism/Disney, green, radio, TV, broadcast journalism, HR, training, mediation and more. No matter what you are interested in or what field you may wish to go into, there is a speaker session for you!


Alumni Panelists Featured

Alumni across many different fields will join us at this year's event. Detailed information is available at the ticketing website.

Tickets are FREE!

Attending the event is FREE.

Lunch and Awards

At the awards ceremony, we also have a delicious free lunch.

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2019 Event

Symposium 2019

2018 Event
What's next? Using my Communication Studies Degree

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  • crisis comm speakers
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Open to the greater campus community with RSVP, all are welcome to learn and grow with us. 

Attend and find out! This year's symposium is a student-led effort surrounding the students with all of the information they may need to go out into their respective fields following graduation with confidence. With panels on "Getting my first job" and "What employers expect," seasoned professionals share keys to success in a warm, supportive and inclusive setting.

Tickets are free and open to the greater campus community. This event is particularly relevant to individuals who are interested in what to do after graduation. 

Each event can be attended or not attended as you choose with RSVP. We undertand you have busy schedules and that it can be important to meet other obligations throughout your day!

Yes! Please just enter the room quietly and watch the door behind you.

Watch for a call for volunteers. We look forward to your support of our event!

They do! Get your FREE tickets as soon as the event registration opens to ensure your spot!

The event is FREE! Just make sure to RSVP early before tickets run out.


See the 2019 Comm Symposium in Pictures

If you've ever wondered what a communication symposium looks like, see it here, in photos contributed by CSUSB and CSUSB students including Blair, Courtney, Citlaly and more! See the photos...

Photo Booth Photos from Symposium Ready Now!

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For anyone who attended the Symposium and enjoyed the fabulous photo booth run by students at the event, your photo booth images are ready and available for free viewing and download NOW! Photo booth images taken by Courtney and designed by the Comm symposium interns. View the photo booth...

Coyote Chronicle Features Comm Symposium on Front Page

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The 2019 Comm symposium was bigger and better than ever before and the Coyote Chronicle was among the first members of the media to pick up on this groundswell effort, featuring the event as their cover story. Says the Chronicle, "Each speaker was given around 30 minutes at the panels to...

2019 Comm Symposium a Success!

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The 2019 Comm Symposium, with a theme of "Transcending Boundaries" celebrated outstanding students and explored many academic and professional topics in communication studies. Read more in the Coyote Chronicle...

Students Awarded at 2019 Comm Symposium!

Students were honored and recognized for their outstanding work at the 2019 Communication Symposium.  

Speaker Lineup Announced for Comm Symposium!

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Speakers are ANNOUNCED for the Spring Comm symposium and we have something NEW and EXCITING this year! We have TWELVE morning "express sessions" featuring speakers on topics ranging from tech and space, to gaming, to film production to mediation, HR and higher education. No matter WHAT may...

Annual Communication Studies Symposium to be Held at California State University San Bernardino - May 7

Symposium 2019
The Communication Studies Symposium will be held at California State University San Bernardino on May 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrating communication studies students and featuring awards and speakers, the Symposium helps students conquer anything in their future careers. Past...

Save the Date: Symposium May 7

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Our annual comm studies symposium will be here sooner than you know it! Save the date for May 7th, 2019 to join us in celebrating the diverse interests, perspectives, opportunities and fields of study within the Department of Communication. Have the chance to meet with alumni that are in...

Students awarded at 2018 Comm Symposium

Symposium Honors Outstanding Students!
Students were commended at the 2018 Comm. Symposium. Awardees were recognized on stage at the annual 200-person event, the only one of its kind in the College of Arts and Letters. Read more... Department AwardsGraciela TrocheOutstanding Undergraduate Student Andre...

Annual Communication Studies Symposium “What’s Next?” to be Held at California State University San Bernardino - May 1

An event designed to further prepare current students for life after graduation, the Communication Studies Symposium, will be held at California State University San Bernardino May 1, 2018, from 9am-3pm in the San Manuel Student Union. [Registration: