Communication - Career Pathways

Communication Department

What is Communication?

Communication relates to how individuals, groups, organizations, societies, and cultures express themselves. The Department of Communication offers a variety of degree programs in which students approach processes, practices, and distortions involved in human communication from a critical perspective, and integrate application and theory throughout the curriculum.

Academic Programs

What Can I Do with a Communication Degree?

A bachelor’s degree in Communication can lead to careers in many fields, including journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, theatre, film making, higher education, and law. Students may go on to found their own PR firms, manage political campaigns, host radio shows, work for record labels, create independent films, or complete graduate programs.

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Career Outlooks

To explore specific job outlooks, use MyNextMove, the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and MyPlan. Each offers unique insight about the personalities, skills, knowledge, technology, abilities, and educational requirements compatible with a job.

For a more personal approach, use resources like Candid Careers and Glassdoor. Candid Careers hosts thousands of interviews with industry professionals. Glassdoor provides numerous employee reviews from various companies. Both provide great insight into the industry and daily life of a particular career.

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Sample Job Titles

Advertising Sales Agent
Alumni Coordinator
Broadcast News Analyst
Camera Operator
Campaign Manager
Community Outreach Director
Customer Service Representative
Event Promoter
Fundraising Director
Higher Education Administrator
Human Resources Specialist

Marketing Manager
Media Critic
Museum Curator
Publications Editor
Public Relations Specialist
Radio Show Host
Sales Manager
Sports Broadcaster
Television Producer
Video Editor
Wedding Planner

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Internships and Applied Learning Opportunities  Use FREDNetwork to find professional jobs, internships, student employment and summer job opportunities

Internships foster hands-on learning and skill building. They also help students make connections and network with potential employers.

You can use FREDNetwork, the CDO’s job and internship database, to find internship (and employment) opportunities! Schedule an appointment with a CDO career counselor for more information and advice.

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Major-specific clubscampus media operations and student organizations and clubs provide venues to make connections and build strong networks. Depending on personal interests and career goals, students may join clubs such as the Applied Communications Association, Fredonia Radio Systems, Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, The Leader (campus newspaper), Public Relations Student Society of America, and WNYF (student-run television station).

Networks continue to grow through digital groups such as LinkedIn. The CDO’s professional mentoring program, Fredonia Career Connection, is also a great place to find a mentor!

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Professional Associations

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Get Connected

Stay up to date on the Communication Department’s news and events through Facebook.

What’s Next?

Not sure about your future? Schedule an appointment
The CDO is here to help you explore opportunities!
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State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
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