What Can You Do With a Degree in Communication?
The job market is continually changing. A degree in communication will prepare students to find a job in any career that requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. A communication degree will prepare students to find a career in many areas, including business, public relations, media, nonprofit, government, law and education. Whether writing, teaching, serving customers, disseminating information to the public, or managing workers, a communication degree provides the skills and knowledge necessary for professional achievement.
There are many career paths you might choose with a communication degree, including:
- Public Relations
- Broadcast Journalism
- Human Resources
For some thougths on what can be done with this degree, please check out these two links: http://www.meredith.edu/acp/pdf/communicationstudies.pdf and http://www.meredith.edu/acp/links/communicationstudies.htm.
Lynda-Marie Taurasi, '02, Production Associate with MTV Radio Networks
As a production associate, Taurasi writes and assists with production for VH1's syndicated music and entertainment news service.
"All I ever really wanted to do was work in music, and ever since I was a kid that always meant MTV," Taurasi says. "Writing about music and entertainment was sparked in high school and developed in college."
Taurasi served as a music columnist for The Meredith Herald while she earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication.
"Meredith definitely taught me how to present myself, create a successful portfolio, network and other basic career development skills," says Taurasi.
Amanda Bordeaux, '05, Entrepreneur of Sitter Connection
Anna Williams, '02, Assistant Director of Admissions, Meredith College
The Department of Communication requires that each student participates in an internship. The student receives work experience through a formal internship program, receiving 3 hours of academic credit. Students work a minimum of 10 hours each week for an entire semester.
The Department of Communication has placed students with internship positions in a variety of business settings, such as the state government, Ruder Finn and WakeMed Hospital. Students also have opportunities for internships with local radio and television stations. The communication department holds agreements with WRAL-TV, News 14 Carolina, NBC-17, Curtis Media Group, Business Leader Magazine, Clear Channel Communications, and Howard, Merrell & Partners.