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What can I do with a major in Communications?

A communications degree is widely recognized as the backbone of a wide variety of fields. In addition to the traditional arenas of business application and media, the skills developed in a communication major are now viewed as vital in law, government, international relations, health and human and social services, education, speech and language disorders, arts and entertainment and information sciences.

Alvernia offers a major in communication that includes a broad spectrum of courses encompassing journalism, speech, film, and functional and creative writing for various media applications. Courses are structured to strengthen and develop practical experience in media-related fields through internships with local businesses, advertising agencies, and television and radio stations. English and communication courses may be selected to fulfill liberal arts core requirements.

Strategies

• Join the campus yearbook, newspaper, or literary journal staff
• Obtain internship at advertising agency, in sales, or other area of interest
• Compile portfolio of writings
• Enhance computer skills
• Strengthen communication skills
• Join debating team
• Volunteer for political campaign
• Volunteer as a fundraiser for an organization
• Participate in theatrical, dramatic productions
• Host or coordinate an event
• Work or volunteer as an announcer for local radio or television station
• Run for office on campus
• Enhance public speaking ability
• Work as a telemarketer



Career Titles

Account Executive
Actor/Actress
Administrator
Advertising Executive
Advertising Copywriter
Advertising Manager
Advertising Worker
Announcer
Arbitrator
Auctioneer
Audio/Visual Librarian
Audio/Visual Specialist
Audiologist
Bank Officer
Broadcast Advertising
Broadcast Technician
Camp Counselor
Campaign Manager
Claims Adjuster
Student Services
Columnist
Commentator
Communications Lawyer
Community Action Director
Consumer Advocate
Consumer Affairs Specialist
Contestant Coordinator
Copywriter
Corporate Com Director
Counselor
Credit Manager
Customer Service Rep
Development Officer
Development Officer
Director- Film, Theatre
Disc Jockey
Documentarian
Editor
Editorial Assistant
Educational Consultant
Educational Tester
Elected Official
Electronic Publications
Events Planner
Fashion Merchandiser
Flight Attendant
Foreign Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Fund Raiser

Government Advisor
Government Relations
Graphic Artist
Greeting Card Writer
Guidance Counselor
Health Services Hospitality Manger
Hotel Manager
Human Resources
Industrial Relations
Instructional Programmer
Insurance Broker
Interviewer
Journalist
Lawyer
Lecturer
Legal Assistant
Legislative Aide
Lighting Technician
Lobbyist
Management Analyst
Market Research Analyst
Media Buyer
Media Manage Research
Media Manager
Media Specialist
Mediator
Minister/Priest/Rabbi
Motivational Speaker
Museum Director
Music Director
Narrator
Negotiator
News Photographer
News Writer/Editor
Online Content Developer
Paralegal
Paralegal Assistant
Personnel Specialist
Photographer
Photojournalist
Planning Director
Political Aide
Political Scientist
Presenter
Print Production
Probation Officer
Producer- TV, Theatre

Production Assistant
Promotions Manager
Proofreader
PSA Director
Public Administrator
Public Information Officer
Public Relations Assistant
Public Relations Officer
Public Relations Specialist
Publisher
Radio/TV Announcer
Reader
Real Estate Agent
Receptionist
Recreation Coordinator
Recreation Mgr
Recruiter
Reporter/Journalist
Research Library Tech
Restaurant Manager
Retail Manager
Sales Manager
Sales Representative
Script Writer
Service Representative
Social Services Admin
Social Worker
Special Events Coordinator
Speech Pathologist
Speech Writer
Spokesperson for Edu
Sports Promoter
Sportscaster
Teacher
Technical Writer
Telemarketer
Telemarketing
Television Director
Television Regulator
Traffic Manager
Training Specialist
Translator
Travel Agent
TV Engineer
TV News Anchor
Video Engineer
Video Programmer
Writer/Author
Youth Worker


Professional Organizations

National Association of Broadcasters
1771 N St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Association for Women in Communication
P.O. Box 17460
Arlington, VA 22216

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc.
P.O. Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543

Radio-Television News Directors Association
1717 K St., NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20006

Society for Technical Communication
901 N. Stuart St., Suite 304
Arlington, VA 22203

Web sites

American Advertising Federation
American Communications Association
Business Communication Online Resources
Communications Roundtable

Film and Video Resources Journalism Jobs
International Communication Association

International Film and Television Production Directory

Investigative Reporters & Editors
Public Relations Society of America
Society for Human Resource Management
Telecommunications Virtual Library
Training & Development Resource Center
TV Jobs: Broadcast Employment Services
 

Contact Information

 

Megan Adukaitis
Director of Career Development


Career Development Office:
Bernardine Hall, Suite 103
Phone: 610-796-8225
Fax: 610-790-1968

Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Evening hours by appointment.

Email: career.services@alvernia.edu