Why Get a Degree in Communications?<br />By Jamie, Mehreen, Max, and Edward <br />
What Is A Communication Degree<br /><ul><li>According to olivetcollege.edu  “ The field of communications focuses on how p...
Various contexts
  Cultures
  Channels
  Media
  Also promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication”.</li></li></ul><li>Communication Skills<br />Cr...
Evaluate Information & Sources
Gather Information & Data
 Presentation Skills
Critical Thinking Skills</li></li></ul><li>Communication Skills contd.<br /><ul><li>  Masters the skill of presenting your...
Social Gatherings
Friends and Family
Formal Parties
Boss and colleagues
Clients and prospective employers</li></li></ul><li>Communication Facts<br /><ul><li>17% is spent on reading
14% is spent on writing
Therefore a communications degree could enhance all of your everyday skills
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What Is Communication

  1. 1. Why Get a Degree in Communications?<br />By Jamie, Mehreen, Max, and Edward <br />
  2. 2. What Is A Communication Degree<br /><ul><li>According to olivetcollege.edu “ The field of communications focuses on how people use messages to generate meaning within:
  3. 3. Various contexts
  4. 4. Cultures
  5. 5. Channels
  6. 6. Media
  7. 7. Also promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication”.</li></li></ul><li>Communication Skills<br />Create Persuasive & Creative Communication<br /><ul><li> Oral & Written Communication
  8. 8. Evaluate Information & Sources
  9. 9. Gather Information & Data
  10. 10. Presentation Skills
  11. 11. Critical Thinking Skills</li></li></ul><li>Communication Skills contd.<br /><ul><li> Masters the skill of presenting yourself in many situations
  12. 12. Social Gatherings
  13. 13. Friends and Family
  14. 14. Formal Parties
  15. 15. Boss and colleagues
  16. 16. Clients and prospective employers</li></li></ul><li>Communication Facts<br /><ul><li>17% is spent on reading
  17. 17. 14% is spent on writing
  18. 18. Therefore a communications degree could enhance all of your everyday skills
  19. 19. Estimated that 75% of a persons day is spent communicating in some way
  20. 20. As a college student 69 % of our time is spent speaking and listening.</li></li></ul><li>Human Communication<br /><ul><li>Human Communication is the field dedicated to understand how people communicate:
  21. 21. With themselves
  22. 22. Another person
  23. 23. Within groups
  24. 24. Within organizations
  25. 25. Across Cultures</li></ul>http://images.clipartof.com/small/25053-Clipart-Illustration-Of-Two-Professional-Businessmen-Shaking-Hands-On-Top-Of-A-Green-Globe-Other-Business-People-Circling-The-Planet.jpg<br />
  26. 26. Human Communication Studies- Directions<br /><ul><li> Business
  27. 27. Advertising
  28. 28. Government
  29. 29. Communication Science</li></ul>Salisbury University, 2008, Possible Job Titles, para.1-6<br />
  30. 30. Media Studies<br /><ul><li>Media Studies is concerned with the impact of media on contemporary society
  31. 31. Using research, teaching, public events, and outreach</li></ul>http://www.bizbash.com/content/editorial/StoryPhoto/big/e16754image8.jpg<br />
  32. 32. Areas of Media Studies and Production<br />Audiovisual & Multimedia<br />Film & Photography<br />Magazines<br />Radio & Audio<br />Television & Video<br />Newspaper & News Service<br />Salisbury University, 2008, Possible Job Titles, para.2-14<br />Blogspot.com, 2009, Welcome to media studies, para. 1 (picture)<br />
  33. 33. Public Relations- Definition<br />The actions of a corporation, store, government, individual, etc., in promoting goodwill between itself and the public, the community, employees, customers, etc. <br />The art, technique, or profession of promoting such goodwill.<br />http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/public+relations<br />
  34. 34. Areas of Public Relations<br /><ul><li> Financial public relations
  35. 35. Product public relations
  36. 36. Crisis public relations</li></li></ul><li>The Art of Persuasion<br />Persuasion: Speakers attempt to persuade audiences to accept their superior position.<br />Learning the art of communication can be used to influence large audiences, friends/family.<br />Persuasion in Interpersonal Communication<br />Communication theory has proven the validity of persuasion learned through communication courses (Foster & Foster, 2003)<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38. Job Characteristics<br /><ul><li> According to the Department of Labor, the most important qualities for high job performance are:
  39. 39. Listening
  40. 40. Speaking
  41. 41. Creative Thinking
  42. 42. Decision Making
  43. 43. Reasoning
  44. 44. Honesty</li></ul>*All of these skills can be perfected as a Communication Studies scholar<br />
  45. 45. Typical Work Activities<br />As a communication scholar skills are developed that put you ahead in your working field.<br /><ul><li> Editing
  46. 46. Creating Artwork
  47. 47. Teaching
  48. 48. Explaining
  49. 49. Selecting & Training</li></ul>Researching<br />Managing<br />Scheduling<br />Informing/Organizing<br />http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/Students/ChoosingMajorsPage/CommunicationArt.html#WorkActivities<br />
  50. 50. Federal Jobs <br />There are a number of Communications Positions in the Federal Field available in the Metropolitan Area.<br />Full-time and Permanent (FTP) Positions Include:<br />Telecommunications -6,023<br />Public Affairs Specialist -4,749 <br />Visual Information -1,704 <br />Writing and Editing -1,299 <br />Audio Visual Production -1,111<br />These positions can pay up to $90,698 per year.<br />http://www.makingthedifference.org/federalcareers/communications.shtml<br />
  51. 51. Average Earnings<br />According to elearners.com<br />Base Pay for PR Specialist is $44,472<br />College Instructor of Communications $42,289<br />Advertising account executive $65,817<br />Director of Communications $127,802<br />
  52. 52. Works Cited<br />
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