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  • 1. What can Communications do for you? Maytal Adato Greg Sherwell Stephen Miller Kevin Moran Isaiah Williams
  • 2. What exactly is Communications? • Well, Communications is a social process in which individuals employ symbols to establish and interpret meaning in their environment. • Nonverbal and Verbal Communication • Expression • Words • Writing • Tones of voice
  • 3. Salisbury University • Public Relations: maintain public image for a business • Human Communications: Interpersonal Communication • Media Production: Interactive media production • Media Studies: Deals with the mass media
  • 4. General Facts • Communication is the largest major/ department in the Fulton school of business (Salisbury University website). • Becoming an expert in communication lays the foundation for success in the largest segment of the contemporary labor force (DeFleur, 2005, pp.5). • 623,800 jobs in 2008 (Bureau of Labor Statics, U.S department of Labor, 2010-11 Edition).
  • 5. So what kind of job can you get with a Communications degree?? • Corporate Communications Director • Marketing Managers • Speech Writer • Film Editor • Public Relations Specialist
  • 6. Speechwriter • Individual who is hired to prepare and write speeches that will be delivered by another person • Must be able to work with senior executives and narrow down broad ideas, concepts, and messages the executive wants to convey • Conduct research about specific topics to get better understanding of how to create an informative speech
  • 7. Speechwriter Information • Can work in industries like education, government, insurance, energy or financial services • Salary can range from about 40k-100k a year • Speechwriters tend to have extremely good medical/dental benefits • Profession is about 63% Female and 37% Male