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  • 1. Why get a Communications Degree?
    Jessica Hackley, Gina Ingrao, Bridget McCarthy, Kim Nguyen
  • 2. What is Communication?
    Process of transferring information from one entity to another
    Process of transferring information from one entity to another
  • 3. Career Tracks
    Human Communications
    Journalism/Public Relations
    Media Production
    Media Studies
    Found at salisbury.edu/commarts/programs
  • 4. Places of employment in Media
    Consumer Magazines
    National radio/TV networks
    Newspapers
    State/regional networks
    Publishing companies
    Trade books/magazines
  • 5. Other places of Employment
    • Advertising agencies
    • 6. Government Agencies
    • 7. Colleges & universities
    • 8. Departments or firms
    • 9. Public relations firms
    • 10. Trade associations
    • 11. Non-profit organizations
  • Starting Salary is Approximately
    $35,196
    a year
    according to: cnn.com
  • 12. Famous People with Communications Degrees:
    Howard Stern
    Walter Cronkite
    Brad Pitt
    Lyndon Johnson
    Meg Ryan
    Denzel Washington
    Dan Rather
    David Letterman
    Bob Costas
    Matt Lauer
    Spike Lee
    Jane Pauley
    Information provided by http://commstudies.edu
  • 13. Communications is the right field if you have:
    Strong verbal and writing skills
    A desire to teach and inform others
    A curiosity of the world around you
    A desire to understand what you hear
    The ability to interpret messages to others
  • 14. Common benefits of a Communications Degree/Career
    Travel opportunities
    Meet and interact with new people all the time
    Qualifying for many different jobs
    Use your creativity and voice your ideas
  • 15. Majoring In Communications can shape and better you as a person
    Communication skills
    Interpersonal communication skills
    Strong work ethic
    Group Interaction Skills
    Critical and analytical thinking skills
    (Career Services at University of Colorado)