UGA Specific Information for Communication Studies

Communication is the human infrastructure of everyday personal, public and political life. By embracing both social scientific and humanistic approaches to communication, our undergraduate and graduate programs provide students with the knowledge to understand and the skills to enrich human interaction in these different contexts. Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum offers particular strength in the theory and practice of interpersonal communication, health communication, political rhetoric, and public culture. 

Applied and theoretic knowledge of communication processes are the most valuable foundations for any career. Graduates in Communication Studies pursue a wide variety of career options. Some of the most popular post-graduate careers include personnel management, organizational administration, sales, corporate education and training, and public relations in private or public sector organizations. A major in Communication Studies is also excellent preparation for law school, business school, or other professional and graduate training.

Taken from the UGA Bulletin.

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Communication Studies*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

Career Consulting

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Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Certificate Programs

Department of Communication Studies

Involvement Network

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

Find alumni on LinkedIn who have graduated from UGA with their Communication Studies degree. See what they are currently doing and how they got there! To find UGA alumni, search for UGA's LinkedIn profile and select Alumni from the menu in the left margin.

Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well.

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 Getting Into Graduate School resources on the UGA Career Center’s website. For additional graduate school help, meet with your Career Consultant at the UGA Career Center.

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The Forage online job simulations

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you. 

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  
  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 
  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 
  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 

Major/Industry Specific

Professional Associations/Resources

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Communication Studies majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Accountable.US Fellow
Advanced Hair Restoration LLC Patient Care Coordinator
Aflac Benefits Advisor
Allied Global Marketing Marketing Coordinator
Assured Doctrine Advertising Sales Associate
Atlanta Braves Utility Ambassador
Brooksource Associate Account Executive
BuckBlue Print Marketing Customer Service Representative
Bunnell Idea Group Account Manager
Camp Merri-Mac Intern
Celonis Business Development Representative
Craft Communications Creative Intern
Crystal Wright Law Discovery Team
Degy Booking International Agent Training Intern
Enterprise Mobility Management Trainee
Epting Events Event Coordinator
FIS Business Analyst
GETTR Video Editor
Hertz Coordinator
Horned Owl Brewing Social Media Manager/Shift Manager
Inlvalon Marketing Development Representative
Insight Global Recruiter
Inspire ANC Communications and Member Experience Coordinator
ISG Partners Associate Recruiter
Jackson + Coker Client Consultant
Jackson Spalding Associate
Jason Isbell Touring Tour Assistant Recruiting Account Representative
Medtronic Associate Sales Representative
Mozufilms Director Assistant
My Family Heritage Sales Agent
National Football League Professional Athlete
Pitaya, Inc. Sales Associate
Princess & The Pups Rescue Social Media Campaign Manager
ReluTech Sales Development Representative
Safe-Guard Products International Account Specialist
SEOteric Digital Marketing Specialist
Sony Music Entertainment A&R Researcher, Disruptor Records
Stryker Onsite Specialist
The Walt Disney Company Disney College Program Intern
Threshold 360 Customer Success Associate
Toyota USA Management Trainee
UCW Global Assistant Account Executive
University of Georgia Bolton Dining Commons Assistant Manager
University of Georgia Bursar and Treasury Services Operations Specialist II
University of Georgia Human Resources Managing Consultant
University of Georgia Creative Design Specialist
Vinson & Elkins Intern
Vinson & Elkins Intern
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Communication Studies majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Boston University Advertising, MS
Freed-Hardeman University Divinity, MDiv
Mercer University Law, JD
North Greenville University Leadership, MA
University of Georgia Forest Resources, MS
University of Georgia Law, JD
University of Georgia Unspecified Master's Program, MA
University of Georgia Emerging Media, MA
University of North Georgia General Studies, Associate
University of Southern California Health Administration, MHA
University of Texas at Austin Sports Management, MS
* denotes no responses received.