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Cmat 101 Group Project

  1. 1. Glen Charlton<br />Aimee Dawkins<br />Lauren Atteck<br />Matt McIver<br />Bailey Pechner<br />Q&A With Mom and Dad: I <3 Communications!!!<br />
  2. 2. “So what’s this you call ‘human communications’ all about???”<br /> Well, in scholarly terms, it’s the field dedicated to understanding how people communicate with themselves, another person, within groups, within organizations, and across cultures. <br />Wikipedia. (2010, April 1). Human Communication. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_communication<br />
  3. 3. “Ok. Are you telling me it’s all about speech and more speech???” <br /> A common misconception of the field of communications is that it involves nothing but speech. Here are a couple more:<br />There aren’t many jobs for those with a CMAT degree. <br />CMAT degree jobs have low salaries. <br />
  4. 4. “Hmm… So is ‘human communications’ the only focus in this field?”<br /> Because there are so many ways to communicate, there are, in turn, different tracks, or focuses, of study. For example, in the media production track, the aspects of communication on television are explored. <br />
  5. 5. “Alright. Well exactly what jobs or even career can you have with a CMAT degree?” <br />television producer<br />sportscaster<br />advertising account executive<br />entrepeneur<br /> lawyer<br /> radio program director<br />news reporter<br />public affairs director<br />communications professor<br />Salisbury University. (2010, April 1). Jobs and Internships. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/jobs.html<br />
  6. 6. CMAT Degree<br />
  7. 7. “I see… So what kind of money does a CMAT degree offer?”<br />
  8. 8. Salary Averages of Communication Major<br />PayScale.(2010, April 1). Salary Survey for Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA/AB), Communications. Retrieved from http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Arts_%28BA%2fAB%29%2c_Communications/Salary/by_Years_Experience<br />
  9. 9. “Ok this doesn’t seem too bad… but what else is there to it besides the money?”<br />Benefits: <br />Being aware of the social significance of communication skills.<br />Identify problems of communication and build skills in solving them.<br />Competency and communications related fields. <br />Experience in intercultural communication, international media, organizational communications, and public relations. <br />Salisbury University. (2010, April 1). Benefits. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/programs.html#benefit<br />
  10. 10. “We see you’re pretty serious with this. Now tell us what YOU plan to do with your degree.”<br />Alumni from Salisbury have shared what they currently are doing with their degrees:<br />Mark Lam sales associate<br />Katie Gibson enhanced media specialist<br />Robert Wojtek disaster preparedness coordinator<br />Salisbury University. (2010, April 1). Alumni Resources. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/students/ChoosingMajorsPage/CommunicationArt.html#Alumni<br />
  11. 11. “We’re happy and very proud that you have given this a lot of thought. I trust that you will make the right decisions.”<br />Communication is something that occurs everyday and is not avoidable. Regardless of the career you have, it is imperative that you interact with your supervisor and co-workers. Communication is key in just about every aspect of life. <br />
  12. 12. Reference List<br />Wikipedia. (2010, April 1). Human Communication. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_communication<br />Salisbury University. (2010, April 1). Jobs and Internships. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/jobs.html<br />PayScale. (2010, April 1). Salary Survey for Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA/AB), Communications. Retrieved from http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Degree=Bachelor_of_Arts_%28BA%2fAB%29%2c_Communications/Salary/by_Years_Experience<br />Salisbury University. (2010, April 1). Benefits. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/programs.html#benefit<br />Salisbury University. (2010, April 1). Alumni Resources. Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/students/ChoosingMajorsPage/CommunicationArt.html#Alumni<br />

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