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.
Multimedia Journalism and Production- Students produce In Tune with Jacksonville, a monthly public affairs program broadcast by locally by WCWJ-TV and 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).
Years Minimum Experience Needed Positions and/or Master Degree
General Career Directions
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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images with sight, sound, motion & words
releases, scripts, or other promotional materials
Ability to write
creativity and artistic expression
Evaluate ideas and
Compare and contrast
Work with deadlines
Attention to details
Work in teams /
Identify and manage
different needs of individuals, groups, etc.
institutional and cultural values
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
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/
http://www.businessdegreeonline.com/specialty/advertising- comprehensive guide to advertising education and careers
Local Programs - Master
of Arts in Communication and other related programsFlorida Atlantic UniversityUniversity of FloridaUniversity of West Florida
National Programs - Master of Arts in Communication and other related programsUniversity of AlabamaUniversity of Georgia
Other 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
of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Florida offers
a Bachelor of Science in Communication
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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