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    • What CMAT Can Do For You
      • The Benefits to Majoring in Communications in College
      • By: Sam Hecker, Hayley Bonnington, Jenny Shaughney, and Michelle Malone
    • What is a Communications Major?
      • The study of language and how individuals communicate (WorldWideLearn, 2010)
      • Diverse major
      • Communication is a valuable skill in any occupation
      • Learn different types of communication
    • A Good Communications Student is:
      • Not afraid of public speaking
      • Eager to interact with others
      • Curious
      • Imaginative/Creative
      • Good team player
    • Skills Learned/Benefits
      • Present convincing arguments
      • Strong verbal and written skills
      • Improve critical thinking and communication skills
      • Form persuasive messages
      • Solve problems
    • Different Tracks of the CMAT Major
      • Narrows the major down into specific categories depending on aspirations
      • Possible tracks (Salisbury University, 2009):
        • Human Communication Studies
        • Journalism/Public Relations
        • Media Production
        • Media Studies
    • Sample Classes
      • Rhetoric and Public Presentation
      • Conference and Meeting Management
      • Small Group Discussion
      • Mass Media Law
      • Writing for the Professions
    • Communication-Based Careers
      • Interact with others frequently
      • Understand different cultures
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Public speaking and/or writing
    • Typical Careers of a CMAT Major
      • Advertising
        • "An essential feature of the American economy" (DeFleur, p.407)
        • Businesses have to make goods and services known to customers
        • Without advertising, products would never be sold
        • Agencies need persuasive, creative minds who have good communication skills
    • Typical Careers of a CMAT Major (cont.) (cont.)
      • Journalism
        • Investigating and reporting on issues and events
        • Accurately communicate events to the public (Career Overview, 2010)
        • Deals with current issues as well as entertainment
        • Requires knowledge of different cultures
    • Typical Careers of a CMAT Major (cont.) (cont.)
      • Business Manager
        • Resolving internal conflicts in a company
        • Employee engagement (Career Overview, 2010)
        • Relaying information within the business
        • Promoting products, services, and organizations
    • Typical Careers of a CMAT Major
      • Government official
      • Public relations
      • TV, radio, or sports announcer
      • Television director
      • Communications director
    • Works Cited
        • (2009). Communication arts. In Salisbury University. Retrieved November 4, 2010, from http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/programs.html .
        • DeFleur, M. H., Kearney, P., Plax, T. G., & DeFleur, M. L. (2005). Fundamentals of human communication. New York: McGraw-Hill
        • (2010). Media communication careers, jobs and training information. In Career Overview. Retrieved Nov. 4, 2010, from www.careeroverview.com/media-communications-careers.html
        • Peter Drucker. (2010). What can you do with a college degree in communications?. In WorldWideLearn. Retrieved November 4, 2010, from http://www.worldwidelearn.com