Nathan D’Alessio
Megan Dyer
Michael Caracappa
Jonathan League
Elizabeth Peek
What is Communications?
Human Communication Studies
 Students of human communication studies
 Organizational Communication
 Human communication...
Journalism/Public Relations
 Communication with journalism
 Journalism keeps us up to date
 Publicist
 Helps prepare s...
Media Studies
 Preparing for careers
 Media critics
 Media studies follow issues that are both exciting and
indicative ...
Media Production
 Preparing for careers
 Hands on experience
 Working with media production
The Communications Model
Jobs Available
 Technical Writers and Editors
 TV/Radio Production
 Journalist
 Film Director
 Politician
 Public Sp...
Salaries Expected
 Journalist :60,000
 Producers and Directors: $64,430 (avg.2008)
 Public Relations Specialist: $52,00...
Skills Learned
 Speaking skills
 Decision-making
 Experimenting with ideas
 Problem solving
 Team building
 Working ...
Communications in Real Life
 Name: Melissa Boyer
 Job/Title: Technical writer for Poole & Associates in Annapolis
Juncti...
Questions for Melissa
 Do you use a lot of what you learned from your Communications Degree?
 Courses that focused on kn...
Conclusion
 Various fields to work in
 Well paying
 Enjoyable
 Rewarding
 Many skills learned
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Communications

  1. 1. Nathan D’Alessio Megan Dyer Michael Caracappa Jonathan League Elizabeth Peek
  2. 2. What is Communications?
  3. 3. Human Communication Studies  Students of human communication studies  Organizational Communication  Human communication is vital
  4. 4. Journalism/Public Relations  Communication with journalism  Journalism keeps us up to date  Publicist  Helps prepare students
  5. 5. Media Studies  Preparing for careers  Media critics  Media studies follow issues that are both exciting and indicative of us as a culture  Issues with media law
  6. 6. Media Production  Preparing for careers  Hands on experience  Working with media production
  7. 7. The Communications Model
  8. 8. Jobs Available  Technical Writers and Editors  TV/Radio Production  Journalist  Film Director  Politician  Public Speaker  Human Resources  Publicist
  9. 9. Salaries Expected  Journalist :60,000  Producers and Directors: $64,430 (avg.2008)  Public Relations Specialist: $52,000 (avg. 2008)  Politician: 37,000 -270,000 *These salaries are from 2008
  10. 10. Skills Learned  Speaking skills  Decision-making  Experimenting with ideas  Problem solving  Team building  Working with others  Motivating others  Good Writing  Better Reading  Good Listening  Good judgment  Problem solving  Quick thinking  Relate to abstract ideas  Leading, coordinating  Conflict resolution  Creativity  Conceiving, developing & generating ideas
  11. 11. Communications in Real Life  Name: Melissa Boyer  Job/Title: Technical writer for Poole & Associates in Annapolis Junction, Maryland  Responsibilities:  Writing  Editing  Re-purposing content to suit various audiences  Corresponding with different levels of management  Coordinating multiple projects
  12. 12. Questions for Melissa  Do you use a lot of what you learned from your Communications Degree?  Courses that focused on knowing your audience and writing to suit their needs were especially helpful  Technical editing and publications management courses helped me learn to manage projects effectively and use an information plan to meet deadlines  Document design courses also helped me present my work in a way that would draw the audience in  Do you enjoy working in the field of Communications? Favorite Part?  Very much enjoys working in the field  Feels a sense of pride knowing somebody will be able to understand the appropriate information  Favorite part is it’s a rewarding field  Directly impact a message being sent out to your audience and make it better
  13. 13. Conclusion  Various fields to work in  Well paying  Enjoyable  Rewarding  Many skills learned
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