Humans of COM Studies: Kelly Brown

The Communication Studies Department at UNC Wilmington is a varied department that offers opportunity in many different areas of study and work and has many different kinds of students.


Kelly Brown is a senior in the COM Studies department who is also seeking a minor in psychology. She is pictured here at Airlie Gardens.

What are you currently studying in the COM Studies department? What are some areas of interest for you?

“My area of interest is organizational communication along with marketing and advertising. I want to be an event coordinator one day and these areas of study will help me understand and pursue a career in that field.”

What are you involved in on campus?

I am involved in the Association for Campus Entertainment! We put on a lot of events on campus, like the weekly movies students can see in Lumina Theater as well as the yearly concerts (like with Jesse McCartney) that students can enjoy. Last year, I was the photography coordinator. So, I basically took photographs of major events, which will be very helpful for my future career aspirations. I am also the president of UNCW’s Yoga Club. We meet weekly on either Tuesdays and or Thursdays and have hosted some fun events like yoga on the beach. We have an emailing list that sends out weekly updates on when we will hold meetings.


Kelly [front center] got to work the Jesse McCartney fall concert with her fellow ACE members. This was the fastest selling show in ACE’s history.

What do you want to do after college?

After college, I hope to work for a wedding planning company. I had two internships in which I learned a lot about that field as well as got the opportunity to do hands-on work, and I absolutely fell in love with it! This department does a great job of connecting students to internships that give them real world skills to help them find jobs after college.

This week’s blog post is inspired by the visit of Humans of New York creator Brandon Stanton, who will speak on campus this week. All photographs are courtesy of Kelly Brown.