A Career in Communication
One of the benefits of earning a degree in communication or studying a related specialty is the number of career paths it opens in a variety of business environments, industries and media outlets.
Students with a degree in communication have acquired the skills to work in:
- Radio as copy writers and on-air personnel
- Television as camera operators, production assistants, reporters and video editors
Students who have pursued the journalism degree option have been well-trained to work in the publishing industry as:
- Feature Writers
Individuals who have completed the electronic publishing certificate program will have developed competencies in computer-assisted design and production of brochures, newsletters and other communciation materials. This program is especially well-suited for those who work in advertising and public relations and wish to achieve computer fluency.
The media technology certificate program is intended for students with a technical orientation and wish to work behind the scenes in technical positions such as:
- Camera Operators
- Video Editors
The public relations certificate program bridges the disciplines of business and communication and offers students a broad range of training in all aspects of public relations - electronic publishing, graphic design, marketing, videography and written and oral communciations. Individuals who complete the course requirements are qualified and prepared for entry-level positions in the public relations field.
On the Web
These web sites provide addtional information on careers in the communication field:
- International Association of Business Communicators
- National Association of Broadcasters
- National Communication Association
- Newspaper Association of America
- Public Relations Society of America
- Society for Technical Communcation
- Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
- United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
For additional information, contact: Brenda St. Peter