Why Study Communication?

Why Study Communication“What can you do with a major in Communication?”
“What are Communication courses like?”
“Should I go to graduate school in Communication?”
“What kind of jobs do Communication majors get when they graduate?”
“Why should I study Communication?”

College students considering a Communication major, their parents, employers, and other interested stakeholders all want to know the answer to the question, “What can Communication majors do professionally after graduation?”

There are many answers, ranging from securing full-time employment to making a difference in their workplaces and communities, to continuing their education. But among the most important answer is that college graduates with Communication degrees have the knowledge and skills employers need. When responding to a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey, employers identified the ability to verbally communicate with others inside and outside the organization and the ability to create and/or edit written documents as among the top ten skills they seek when hiring new college graduates. Graduates who majored in Communication bring these critical skills to the workplace. They demonstrate strong verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills and have considerable expertise in speaking well in front of small and large audiences.

Students, parents, faculty, and administrators—people from just about everywhere—are asking about Communication. As more and more students major in Communication, and as more students successfully pursue careers and professions that require and reward knowledge and ability in the Communication arts and sciences, NCA provides resources that assist students, their faculty mentors, career counselors, and other interested educators in their professional growth and development.

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