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Career Opportunites in the Communication Field

The popularity of Brockport's communication program supports the conviction that job opportunities in communication are abundant. In business, these include writing and editing newsletters, speeches and media releases; organizing and producing radio and television presentations; speaking at press conferences; and interviewing and conducting group problem-solving sessions.

Students in the Communication Studies track may look forward to graduate studies or careers in sales, marketing, advertising, counseling, and personnel management, training and development. Recent Brockport graduates are successful members of advertising, sales and public relations organizations. Others have completed their doctoral studies in communication and are teaching at major universities.

Journalism and Broadcasting graduates have found employment in print and broadcast media across the country. Including network and cable television, broadcast promotion, as disc jockeys, weather reporters, general newspaper reporters and as professional sports team publicists.

Career Paths in Communications

JOB TITLE EXAMPLES OF COMMUNICATION GRADUATES

(Some of these jobs may require education or experience beyond a bachelor's degree)

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Feature Writer
  • Publisher
  • Art or Film Critic
  • Fund Raiser
  • Reporter (radio, tv news)
  • Associate Producer
  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Special Events Planner
  • Broadcast Assistant
  • Journalist
  • Syndicated Columnist
  • Communications Center Operator
  • Lobbyist
  • Speech Writer
  • Consumer Relations Rep.
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Editor (copy, design, film, etc.)
  • News Associate
  • Videographer
  • Entertainer (actor, director, etc.)
  • Pre-Press Manager
  • Video Programmer
  • Field Correspondent
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • EXAMPLES OF EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE HIRED COMMUNICATION GRADUATES

  • Technical Publications Firm
  • Hospitals
  • Sports & Entertainment Org.
  • Schools, Colleges & Universities
  • Lobbying Organizations
  • Publishing Companies
  • Theater
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Libraries
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Consulting Firm
  • Business & Industry
  • Film Industry
  • Television Stations
  • Radio Stations
  • Newspapers/Magazines/Catalogs
  • Telecommunications Firms
  • State/ Federal Government
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Video Production Companies
  • PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS RELATED TO COMMUNICATION

    American Communications Association
    Association for Business Communication
    Association for Multimedia Communications
    Public Relations Society of America
    National Association of Broadcasters
    American Society of Journalists and Writers
    National Communication Association
    National Newspaper Publishers Association
    The Association for Women in Communications

    Society for Technical Communication
    Institute for Global Communications

    Last Updated 12/9/10

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    Where are our alumni now?

    Tim Schulze '01
    WROC-TV, Rochester, NY

    Ed Schrader '06
    Baltimore Daily, MD

    Gary Scheige '86
    Reellifetributes.com

    Matt Saplin '95
    WESH/WKCF, Orlando

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