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Graduate Degree in Communication

What Can You Do With An Graduate Degree in Communications?

Information and Options for Communications


Communication Related Skills

  • Evaluate information and sources
  • Present specific viewpoints
  • Influential/persuasion skills
  • Interpretation skills
  • Reporting and editing skills
  • Create persuasive messages
  • Collecting & Examining Data
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Market Research
  • Present specific viewpoints
  • Interviewing
  • Knowledge of Community Resources
  • Analyze Information
  • Evaluation of Ideas
  • Knowledge of Social Structures
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Work in teams / small groups
  • Presentation & Public Speaking
  • Synthesizing information
  • Compare and contrast evidence
  • Understanding Relationships
  • Planning and Management
  • Ability to write clearly
  • Understanding Group Dynamics
  • Demonstrate creativity
  • Reporting and editing skills
  • Perform Research
  • Write press releases or scripts
  • Develop promotional materials
  • Artistic expression
  • Develop market research
  • Measure media effects
  • Planning and managing skills
  • Work with deadlines

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Related Entry-Level Career Titles

  • Development Officer
  • Negotiator
  • Circulation Coordinator
  • Deejay/Radio Host
  • Columnist
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Campaign Director
  • Digital Illustrator
  • Copy Editor
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Editor
  • Employer Relations Coordinator
  • Freelance Speech Writer
  • Advertising Director
  • Employment Interviewer
  • Graphic Artist/Designer
  • Casting Agent
  • Advertising Assistant
  • Media Planner
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Technical Writer
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Promotion Coordinator
  • Commentator
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Creative Writer
  • Digital Photographer
  • Effects Coordinator
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Lyricist
  • Announcer
  • Concept Art Designer
  • Artist/Designer
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Film Editor
  • Guest Services Coordinator
  • Image Specialist
  • News Reporter
  • Copywriter
  • Page-Layout Coordinator
  • Press Agent
  • Story Analyst
  • Recruiter
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Print Production Coordinator
  • Publisher
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Planning Director

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Employers of Communication Majors

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Book Publishers
  • Broadcasting Companies
  • Corporations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Radio/Television Stations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Movie Studios
  • News Outlets
  • Research Firms

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Professional Affiliations

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