I just received my communications degree…now what? Rebecca Leinemann Katie Conner Gavin Green Christopher Gilmore David Hitch
What is a communications degree? Why choose communications? Different fields? Potential jobs? Salary? Influential people with a degree in communications? Agenda
Language and rhetoric Convincing argument Modern marriage of theory and applications What is a communications degree?
Convincing argument + appropriate medium = effectively delivered message Desire to communicate effectively Strong verbal and writing skills Caring and helpful attitude Interest in your surroundings Is this the right choice for me?
Human communication studies Journalism/Public Relations Media Productions Media studies Different tracks in the communication field
Instructor, Postsecondary/Higher Education Counselor Speech writer Sales associate Insurance representative Corporate communications director Human Resources manager Careers: Human Communication Studies
Careers: Journalism/Public Relations PR representative for major company Journalist Newspaper Editor Critic Speech writer Fact checker Publisher Media relations representative Reporter
Script writer News director Audio engineer NewscasterDirector Producer Announcer News anchor Careers: Media Production
Media Coordinator Fact checker Media resource director Researcher Proofreader Marketing researcher Careers: Media Studies
According to PayScale.com… Communications manager: $41,271-$61,495 Marketing manager: $49,495-$66,113 Marketing Director: $30,521-$115,000 Instructor, Postsecondary Education/Higher Education: $29,500-$43,229 Public Relations manager: $37,571-$71,299 But how much does it pay?
Evan Bayh Meg Ryan Renee Zellweger Denzel Washington Nicholas Meyer Mark Harmon Donovan McNabb Walter Cronkite Influential people with a degree in communication. National Communication Association
Communication arts is a growing field Array of jobs for this major Probably one of the best majors you could choose in college because of its large selection of careers Conclusion
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