What can I do with a major in...Communication?
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Communication is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information through speech, signals, writing, and behavior. Emphasizing the relationship between theory and practice, the department provides students with a wide range of opportunities to study the complex process of human communication in the classroom and in the community.
What skills will I develop?
What careers use communication?
- Ability to create and critically evaluate information
- Ability to observe patterns in human interaction
- Ability to synthesize points of view
- Develop and support original positions
- Reflexively observe one’s own place within a context
- Ability to work constructively in small and large groups
- Define, choose, and implement solutions to problems
- Create oral, written, visual, and technological messages for a variety of audiences and purposes
- Analyze media products created by others
- Understand the role of communication technologies on how people think and interact
- Customer Relations
- Employment and Training
- Entertainment and Media
- Fund Raising
- Human Resources
- Public Relations
- Sales and Marketing
- Social Services
- Special Events
- Speech Writing
- Technical Writing
- Training and Development
What can I do to find out if communication is for me?
- Speak with a student majoring in communication
- Take a communication course
- Research careers in the communication field
- Conduct informational interviews
- Network with professionals working in the communication field
- Volunteer or work part time in a communication-related position
- Join the Parkside Association of Communicators
- Visit the UW-Parkside Career Center