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Here are a few numbers to consider…. 75% of a person’s day is spent communicating verbally or non-verbally We listen to the equivalent of one book a day, read one book a month and write the equivalent of one book in a year (“What career opportunities,”)
Communication as a Major Tracks -Human Communications -Journalism/Public Relations -Media Productions -Media Studies Minors Every communications major is required to have a minor in another field (“Choosing communication arts,”)
Resources and Opportunities Internships All SU communication majors have the opportunity to complete an internship in their specific field before graduation Mentor Network There are over 70 SU Communication Alumni available through the mentoring program to assist you at any stage in your academic career (“Choosing communication arts,”)
Career Services Career services at SU has many career books available to students such as: -Careers in Communications -Great Jobs for Communications Majors -Top Careers for Communications Graduates Career services helps students write and perfect resumes They offer mock interviews to better prepare students and help them get the jobs they want! (“Choosing communication arts,”)
Salaries Careers for this major can include jobs like public relations, reporting and advertising. It can also be applied in other ways, like speech writing or public speaking. Beginning salary: $30,921 Average salary: $35,196 (Cable News Network)
Potential Job Titles Vice President of Human Resources Executive Manager Marketing Specialist Educational Administrator Advertising Sales Coordinator Editor Account Executive Management Consultant Legislative Assistant Diplomat ("What career services," )
Possible Places of Employment Government Agencies Public Relations Firms National Radio/TV Network Educational Departments If you are interested in a position within a federal organization, some options include but are not limited to: DoD, FDA, Broadcasting Board of Governors, Homeland Security("Communication jobs in," )
Typical Work Activities Managing the public image of an organization or individual Researching, gathering and sharing information across a variety of mediums Using communication to improve the function of businesses and organizations (Tanner, Stoner, & Baughman, 2003)
Benefit of Life Skills “Communication Arts students acquire the knowledge and experience needed for decision-making and problem-solving in their personal and professional lives.” ("Communication arts," ) More effective relations with superiors More open communication with family & friends Improved knowledge of intrapersonal, interpersonal and intercultural strategies
In Summary… Communications is great! Don’t be fearful that your child has chosen this subject to study, be excited for all of the wonderful opportunities that await them!
References Gillen, K. & Hosterman, A. (n.d.). Famous people with degrees in communications. Retrieved from http://www.natcom.org/Default.aspx?id=1165&terms=famous%20people%20with%20communications%20degrees Choosing communication arts as a major. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/students/ChoosingMajor/CommunicationArt.html What career service are offered to you?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/careerservices/Students/ServicesOffered.html Communication jobs in the federal government. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.makingthedifference.org/federalcareers/communications What career opportunities are with a communication degree?. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://web.olivetcollege.edu/careerdev/communication.htm Tanner, T, Stoner, T, & Baughman, J. (2003). Careers in the field of communication. Retrieved from http://www2.yk.psu.edu/cas/benefits.shtmll Communication arts. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.salisbury.edu/commarts/programs.html
References (continued) (Cable News Network. (2008). 10 Most popular majors and what they pay. Retrieved from http://articles.cnn.com/2008-10-27/living/cb.what.major.pays_1_graduate-degree-biology-degree-computer-science?_s=PM:LIVING.) Percentstill in field by major. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.studentsreview.com/still_in_field_by_major.php3