Skills Developed

Communication majors graduate with a wide variety of skills that are highly sought after by potential employers. Your course work in the Department of Communication will provide the opportunity to sharpen your talents and demonstrate them to potential employers or graduate schools. Major skills that you may obtain as a communication major are as follows:

  • Pay attention to details
  • Write clearly
  • Evaluate information and sources
  • Demonstrate creativity and artistic expression
  • Set and meet deadlines
  • Identify and manage different needs of groups
  • Nogotiate and mediate conflicts
  • Lead and manage others
  • Complete independent projects
  • Work in teams
  • Present specific viewpoints
  • Identify and manage different needs of groups
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Synthesize information
  • Critically evaluate a text
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand communication processes
  • Speak with confidence
  • Design effective Power Point presentations
  • Think through and analyze arguments
  • Organize arguments and overcome objections
  • Set criteria, set a plan of action, implement a solution
  • Compare and contrast evidence
  • Create hypothesis and evaluate research
  • Utilize strong interpersonal skills
  • Work within deadlines
  • Evaluate corporate communication and make recommendations for improvement
  • Understand health communication principles
  • Research a problem, apply research to a situation
  • Write effective reports, critical essays, and research papers
  • Explain processes, plans, and concepts
  • Practice leadership principles
  • Understand and apply theory
  • Read studies and apply the information
  • Gather and synthesize data
  • Report information in a clear manner
  • Edit text
  • Write press releases and promotional materials
  • Critically analyze information
  • Create entertaining and persuasive messages
  • Understand institutional and cultural values
  • Measure media effects
  • Demonstrate creativity and artistic expression
  • Develop market research