What Can I Do With a Major in Communications?
A degree in Communication Arts prepares you to understand the
expression, collection and dissemination of visual, oral and
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities
available to Communication Arts majors, you must look at yourself
and ask yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths,
skills and accomplishments. Some examples of skills and qualities
employers look for are:
Oral and written communication
Excellent command of English language
Ability to meet deadlines
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of
life style do I want to lead? Examine your values...is money what
you're after, job security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these
questions, you are not alone. Make an appointment with an advisor
in the Career Center. We
want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and how you
want to apply this knowledge.
With a bachelor's degree in
Communication Arts you are eligible for positions as:
Public relations representatives
Camera operators, etc.
Experience in the field or an advanced
degree could lead to certain positions as:
For information on graduate schools,
Typical places of employment
- The Staten Island Advance
- Major Public Relations firms
- Advertising Agencies
- Katz Communications
- Scholastic Press
- Others have opened their own
To help you decide which area to
pursue you must do in-depth research
into each area of specialization and/or industry you have an
Places to begin:
Talk to people in the field, talk to
your professors, write to and/or join one of the following
Public Relations Society of America, Inc.
33 Irving Place NY, NY 10003-2376 (212) 995 - 2230 www.prsa.org
National Association of Broadcasters 1771
North St., NW Washington, DC 20036 (202) 429 - 5300 www.nab.org
International Association of Business
Communicators, 1 Hallidie Plaza Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 433 - 3400 www.iabc.com
International Radio & Television
Society 420 Lexington Ave., Suite 1714 NY, NY 10170 (212) 867 -
American Advertising Federation 1101
Vermont Ave., NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 (202) 898 - 0089
For additional lists of Associations
consult the Encyclopedia of Associations.