What can I do with a major in Communication Studies?
UGA Specific Information for Communication Studies
Communication Studies is a branch of the liberal arts that seeks to develop skills in individual oral and written expression, critical thinking, group discussion, problem solving, and conceptualizing functions of communication. Communication Studies majors receive instruction in interpersonal and public communication, as well as acquire an understanding of both theory and application. The knowledge of application, theory, and research gained from a major in Communication Studies is a valuable foundation for any career. Graduates in Communication Studies can pursue careers in government agencies, courtrooms, political campaigns, social movements, personnel offices, organizational management, sales, corporate education, training, or public relations. This is also excellent preparation for law school, business school, or other professional and graduate training.
Employers Hiring UGA Communication Studies for the Class of 2016*
360i | AeroTek | Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity | Alumni Hall Stores | AmeriCorps VISTA | Apple Inc. | Atlanta Falcons | Axiom Staffing Group | Beacham & Company | BIAS Corporation | Blueprint Digital | Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC. | CBRE Group, Inc. | CEB Inc. | Chance Public Relations Inc. | Château Élan Winery & Resort | Chick-fil-A, Inc. | Clarke County School District | Collabera | Crescerance | EHSCareers.com, Inc. | Fleet Feet Sports | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP | Georgia Options, Inc. | Georgia-Pacific LLC | Graebel Companies, Inc. | Gryffon Investments, LLC | Harris Park Construction LLC | Hebron Christian Academy | Henry County Schools | Ingenico Group | Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated | Karma International, LLC | LeadAbroad | LiveVox, Inc. | Louis Brothers’ Foods | Marriott International, Inc. | Mondo | MoodyCall LLC | MSLGROUP | My_Athens | Newell Brands | Office of the Governor | Pineapple Public Relations | Poston Communications | Prestige Foods Corporation | R & W Group | Raycom Media, Inc. | REALTORS | Relus Technologies | Rigor | SERVPRO of Norcross | Shepherd’s Hill Academy | Simpson Chiropractic Center | Skyline Seven Real Estate | Target Corporation | Terrapin Beer Company | Textron | The Andy Bovender Team | The Hershey Company | The Syndicate | The University of Georgia | The YMCA | Top Group Recruiting Company | TRC Staffing Services, Inc. | Ty J. Young Inc. | Venice Media Group | WUGA 91.7 FM | Young Harris Water Sports | Young Life
Job Titles of UGA Communication Studies Majors for the Class of 2016*
Account Associate | Account Director | Account Executive | Account Manager | Account Specialist | Admin Coordinator | Administrative Assistant | Administrative Specialist | Analyst | ASP Assistant | Assistant Account Executive | Assistant Brand Manager | Assistant Office Manager | Associate Media Manager | Brewery Ambassador | Business Development Associate | Business Development Representative | Cashier | City Year Corps Member | Client Support Specialist | Commercial Account Manage | Content Writer | Customer Account Representative | Customer Service | Delivery Manager | Digital Sales Assistant | Director of Marketing | Dockhand | eCommerce Program Management & Strategy Senior Manager | Executive Assistant | Executive Associate | Executive Team Leader-Human Resources | Founder | Inside Sales Representative | Junior Advisor | Leadership Consultant | Legal Marketing & Business Development Assistant | Marketing Affiliate | Marketing And Communications Clerk I | Marketing Assistant | Marketing Director | Marketing Manager | Marketing Representative | Office Assistant | Operations Coordinator | Parking Services Monitor | Press Assistant | Product Manager | Professional Football Player | Professional Soccer Player | Professional Support | Project Coordinator | Project Manager | Property Manager | Property Staff | Radio Talk Show Host | Recruiter | Recruiting Assistant | Relocation Associate | Research Analyst | Retail Sales Representative | Sales & Marketing Associate | Sales Associate | Sales Operations LDP | Sales Representative | Senior Director | Senior Event Coordinator | Senior Technical Advisor | Social Media Manager | Social Media Marketing Coordinator | Teacher | Terry College of Business Administrative Assistant | Wine Market Supervisor
Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Communication Studies Majors for the Class of 2016*
Dallas Theological Seminary | Darton State College | Georgia State University | Georgia State University-Perimeter College | Mercer University | The College of Lake County | The Creative Circus | The Ohio State University | The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary | The University of Georgia | Utah State University
UGA Communication Studies Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
- Communication Studies Department Website
- Undergraduate National Communication Association (UNCA) - e-mail: UGAUNCA@gmail.com or www. facebook.com/UGAUNCA
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Center for Student Organizations
- Connect with your Career Consultant
- CURO – Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- COMM 2520 – Introduction to Interviewing (specific career development course, focusing on interviewing skills)
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
Researching Careers: Regardless of the career that you desire to pursue, talking with professionals in that field is essential and can help validate your decisions. Use the Informational Interview guidelines in the UGA Career Guide to learn more about how to connect with individuals in your areas of interest.
Graduate School: If you are interested in going to graduate school, check out these graduate school prep resources on the UGA Career Center’s website
For additional graduate school help, meet with your Career Consultant at the UGA Career Center.