What is a Communications Major?• The study of how we communicate.• Verbal and Nonverbal messages"The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings withinand across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field promotes the effective andethical practice of human communication".(http://web.olivetcollege.edu/careerdev/communication.htm)
What kind of classes does acommunications major take? • Introduction to Human Communications 101 • Writing for Media • Interpersonal Conflict • Rhetoric and Public Presentation • Introduction to Mass Media
Why should YOU become a Communications Major?• Better People Skills• Better Writing and Public Speaking skills• Understanding Emotions better• Learning Non-verbal cues• Marketing and Promoting Ideas
What kind of job can you obtain?• Public Relations Assistant• Marketing Assistant• Journalist• Hospitality Communications• Editorial Assistant• Announcer/Broadcaster• Event Planner
How to be an effective intercultural communicator Being able to recognize cultural variables Being able to maximize intercultural communication strengths and minimize potential difficulties Increasing cultural sensitivity
Requirements to qualify for Program GPA of 2.5 or higher Unofficial transcript Completed faculty recommendation form from a faculty member who knows the student well
Study Abroad Benefits Improve communication skills Travel while earning college credits Learn a new language, or put a second language to use. Looks good on a resume
Study Abroad Benefits Cont. % % % Full % FallSurvey Item Spring Summer % Total Year Semester Semester Personal Development Increased self- 98% 95% 96% 97% 96% confidence Served as a catalyst for 98% 97% 97% 95% 97% increased maturity Has had a lasting impact 97% 95% 94% 92% 95% on world view Career developmentAcquired skill 82% 73% 74% 71% 76%for career path Interest in acareer after the 70% 57% 59% 59% 62% experience
Places to Study Abroad • Ecuador- International communication • France-Business Program • Scotland-Communication• India- Bollywood and beyond • Italy- Creative Arts
Common places to Study abroad for CMAT Majors Czech Republic Germany China Scotland Costa Rica
Estimated Cost Cost includes: Tuition, boo ks and any personal wants/needs 6-10 Thousand dollars!
$cholarships Apply for scholarships to save money! - Merit based -Student Specific -Destination Specific -Program Specific -Subject specific http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarships.aspx
Internships Advantages! Learn different languages and cultures
Communication Everyday Experience study abroad! It may change your life! Could lead to greatness!
Closing RemarksThink about it… Where would you want to study abroad?!
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