Communication - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Cultural Communication Consultant Campaign Consultant
Community Affairs Administrator Consumer Relations Director Journalist
Community Relations Specialist Corporate Communication Director Lawyer
Interpersonal Communication Corporate Trainer Lobbyist
Mass Media Producer/Director Customer Service Representative Press Secretary
Media Buyer Education Director Promotion Specialist
Media Relations Director Employee Relations Public Information Specialist
Media Researcher Human Resources Publicist
Mediator Management Trainer Public Relations Specialist
Minister/Pastor/Priest Marketing Consultant Public Relations Representative
Reservation Agent Organizational Consultant Public Speaker
Teacher Program Coordinator Research Analyst
Organizational Communication Recruiting Coordinator Speech Writer
Advertising Director Sales Representative Sports/Entertainment Agent
Business Consultant Sports Management Sports Information Director
Business Manager Rhetoric/Public Speaking Sales
Buyer Broadcaster Training and Development
Claim Investigator    

 

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Adaptable Energetic Self-motivated
Creative thinker Expressive Self-starter
Critical thinker Leadership  

 

Workplace Skills

Adapt message to audience
Analyze and evaluate
Attend to accuracy and accountability
Design projects
Develop programs/articles
Evaluate ideas and structures in communication events
Gather information and data
Generate ideas
Influence/persuade others
Inform/explain
Interact and communicate with others
Listen
Make decisions
Mediate
Negotiate
Observe people 
Organize
Perceive
Planning
Solve problems
Synthesize
Work in teams
Write

 

 

Sources

Eastern Kentucky University Web site (visited August 2006): http://www.communication.eku.edu/mainlinks/com.php
Miami University Ohio Web site (visited August 2006): http://www.cas.muohio.edu/~advising/Majors/speechcomm.html
Oklahoma State University Web site (visited August 2006): http://www.cas.okstate.edu/career/WTDWD/
University of Tennessee at Knoxville Web site (visited August 2006): http://admissions.utk.edu/undergraduate/majors.shtml
Johnson County Community College Web site (visited October 2007): http://www.jccc.edu

 
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