Undergraduate: Communications

What Can You Do With An Undergraduate Degree in Communications?

 Information and Options for Communications


Communication Related Skills

  • Collecting & Examining Data
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Market Research
  • Critical Thinking
  • Interviewing
  • Current Events
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Analyze Information
  • Evaluation of Ideas
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Knowledge of Social Structures
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Presentation & Public Speaking
  • Synthesizing information
  • Compare and contrast evidence
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Present specific viewpoints
  • Organization
  • Planning and Management
  • Ability to write clearly
  • Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Demonstrate creativity expression
  • Reporting and editing skills
  • Perform Research

Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Advocate
  • Brand Assistant
  • Circulation Coordinator
  • Deejay/Radio Host
  • Columnist
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Copy Editor
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Editorial Clerical Staff
  • Employer Relations Coordinator
  • Freelance Speech Writer
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Graphic Artist/Designer
  • Assistant Casting Agent
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Media Planner
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Placement Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Events Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Promotion Coordinator
  • Production Staff
  • Community Action
  • Commentator
  • Assistant Media Buyer
  • Coordinator of Consumer Affairs
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Clerk Typist
  • Effects Coordinator
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Lyricist
  • Announcer
  • Concept Art Designer
  • Artist/Designer
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Film Editor
  • Guest Services Coordinator
  • Image Specialist
  • News Reporter
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Page-Layout Technician
  • Press Agent Trainee
  • Traffic Reporter
  • Story Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Print Production Coordinator

Employers of Communication Majors

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Broadcasting Companies
  • Corporations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Radio/Television Stations
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Movie Studios
  • Talent Management Agencies
  • News Outlets
  • Research Firms

Job Posting Sites

  • PSRA Job Center is a targeted source of public relations and communications jobs
  • PR Crossing is “the largest collection of public relations jobs on Earth.”
  • Idealist connects millions of idealists – people who want to do good – with opportunities for action and collaboration all over the world.
  • Journalism Jobs provides media opportunities in the US and abroad
  • National Academy of Television Arts is a television and advanced media job data base.
  • IABC Job Center serves communication job seekers
  • Talent Zoo posts jobs in advertising, marketing, new media and digital industries
  • UIS Career Development Center overview of CareerConnect and general/diversity posting sites

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