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Communications1 Communications1 Presentation Transcript

  • Communications
    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 is vital
    View slide
  • Journalism/Public Relations
    Communication with journalism
    Journalism keeps us up to date
    Publicist
    Helps prepare students
    View slide
  • Media Production
    Preparing for careers
    Hands on experience
    Working with media production
  • 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
  • The Communications Model
  • Jobs Available
    Technical Writers and Editors
    TV/Radio Production
    Journalist
    Film Director
    Politician
    Public Speaker
    Human Resources
    Publicist
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Conclusion
    Various fields to work in
    Well paying
    Enjoyable
    Rewarding
    Many skills learned