What can I do with my COMMUNICATION degree?
Employers of Communications Majors
- Advertising Agencies & Public Relations Firms
- Market Research Firms
- Government Agencies
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Wire Services
- Professional, Religious, & Charitable Organizations
- Major Networks, Television Stations, Radio
- Labor Unions
- Dinner Theater, Television, Industrial Films, Trade Shows and Conventions, Independent Motion Pictures, Little Theater Groups, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Repertory Companies
Related Occupations for Communications Majors
Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and careerspecificsconsult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other careerresources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.
|Account Executive||Hospitality Manager||Radio/TV Announcer|
|Actor||Hotel Manager||Recreation/Attractions Manager|
|Advertising Manager||Make-up Artist||Restaurant Manager|
|Association Administrator||Market Research Analyst||Sales Representative|
|Booking Agent||Media Manager||Script Writer|
|Campaign Manager||Movie Theater Manager||Special Events Coordinator|
|Communications Director||Museum Director||Speech Writer|
|Community Action Director||Narrator||Sportscaster|
|Consumer Affairs Specialist||Personnel Specialist||Stage Manager|
|Customer Service Rep.||Photojournalist||Stage Manager|
|Director||Political Aide||Stunt Coordinator|
|Drama Coach||Presenter||Talent Scout|
|Editorial Assistant||Production Assistant||Technical Writer|
|Events Planner||Promotions Manager||Telemarketing Specialist|
|Flight Attendant||Public Information Officer||Training & Development Specialist|
|Fund Raiser||Public Relations Specialist||Writer/Author|
|Greeting Card Writer||Youth Worker|
Preparing for a Job in Communications
- Work at campus newspaper, yearbook staff, TV or radio station.
- Find internship at market research firm, newspaper, television or radio stations, etc.
- Compile portfolio of writing, graphics and ideas for creative development.
- Get computer knowledge as well of printing and production.
- Participate in debates.
- Gain knowledge of community and its needs.
- Demonstrate assertiveness, creativity, initiative, outgoing personality and diplomacy.
- Coordinate and promote special events on campus or in the community.
- Perfect public speaking ability.
- Audition for plays in school or amateur community groups.
- Volunteer to work backstage, crew, scenery, props, costumes, or as an extra.
- Volunteer for directing students needing to make films.
- Join professional organizations related to area of interest.
|Program Overview||Contact information|
|Communication||Department of Languages and Communication|
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences|
|On Campus:D Vickers Hall, Room 219|
Links for Communication Majors
Journalism, Speech, and Broadcast Communication
- Communications Roundtable
- Careers in Journalism from the American Society of Newspaper Editors
- American Journalism Review
- NewsLink from American Journalism Review
- Careers in Advertising and PR
- Public Relations Society of America
- Film and Television Production Directory / Employment Opportunities
- TV Jobs Broadcast Employment Services
- National Association of Broadcasters
- Announcers from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations Managers from the OccupationalOutlook Handbook
- Public Relations Specialists from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- News Reporters from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Photographers and Camera Operators from the
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Theatre Related Links
- The Art and Science of Theater
- American Association of Community Theatre
- Screen Actors Guild
- Job Listings and Internships for Entertainment Careers
- Showbiz Jobs.com
- Actors, Directors and Producers from the
Occupational Outlook Handbook