What Can You Do With A Major In Communication?
Communication is used to persuade, educate, inform, and entertain. Communication specialists plan and devise information systems, linking the industry with certain audiences. They are responsible for making decisions on the transmitting and channeling of information, for researching the impact or social consequences of a diverse culture, and for generating new information. There are many areas in the field of communication, so one must also be familiar with their chosen specialization.
Advertising - Every semester Advertising and Public Relations students create fully planned campaigns for First Coast area non-profit organizations.
Electronic Media - Electronic Media students produce In Tune with Jacksonville, a monthly public affairs program broadcast by locally by WCWJ-TV.
Journalism - Journalism students research and write the annual Hope Fund series of stories in the Florida Times-Union and contribute several types of content to the newspaper's Jacksonville.com web site.
Public Relations - Every semester Advertising and Public Relations students create fully planned campaigns for First Coast area non-profit organizations.
(To research these titles and more, go to: Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Summer 2011 Salary Survey, beginning salaries for graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication, on an average, start at about $35,288. Master's Degree: $42,000.
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Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.American Association of Advertising Agencies National Association of Broadcasters National Communication AssociationPublic Relations Society of AmericaSociety of Professional Journalists
National Organizations or Databases http://www.advertisingcrossing.com/http://www.cpb.org/jobline/http://www.journalismjobs.com/http://www.marketingjobs.com/http://www.prjobforce.com/http://www.prweekus.com/Jobs/section/257http://www.talentzoo.com/http://www.tvjobs.com/
Local Programs - Master of Arts in Communication and other related programsFlorida Atlantic UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of West FloridaNational Programs - Master of Arts in Communication and other related programsUniversity of AlabamaUniversity of Georgia
http://www.mastersinadvertising.orgOther resources for graduate program researchhttp://www.gradschools.com/ http://www.petersons.com/ http://www.princetonreview.com/
http://www.topjournalismschools.org- comprehensive listing of schools offering a degree in journalism. Information about careers in journalism
http://journalismdegree.org- Journalism degrees across teh country
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Communication
Advertising: Enterprising; Artistic; Social (EAS)Electronic Media: Artistic; Social; Enterprising (ASE)Journalism: Artistic; Social; Enterprising (ASE)Public Relations: Enterprising; Artistic; Social (EAS)
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