Wondering what you can do with a Communication Studies degree? Past UW-L grads in Communication Studies have taken jobs as human resources recruiters, public relations coordinators, sales managers, grant coordinators, admissions counselors, marketing assistants, account representatives, television anchors, and many more. Look through the resources listed in this web site, and use all the resources available to you at UW-L's Career Services.
What Can You do with a Degree in Communication Studies?
Past UW-L grads in Communication Studies have taken jobs as human resources recruiters, public relations coordinators, sales managers, grant coordinators, admissions counselors, marketing assistants, account representatives, television anchors, and many more.
Recent UW-L Communication Studies grads have worked in a variety of different occupations. Click here to see a list of these occupations organized by emphasis area. To see a list of additional jobs secured by our grads, click here.
Students who graduate with a degree in Communication Studies have many other career options, some of which are listed here.
Students who graduate with a degree in Communication Studies acquire many skills, some of which are listed here.
Figure Out Which Line Of Work Is For You
Do a self-assessment to map out your personality style and top ten career options you might consider based on your career motivations.
Visit UW-L's Career Services. The Center is the best resource for assistance with career planning, assessments, internships, job market information, job search services, and alumni services. Career Services offers individual counseling as well as a wide variety of workshops.
We also invite you to talk with your department advisor or any faculty member you wish concerning employment opportunities, graduate schools, etc.
Consider Doing An Internship
Why do an internship? An internship can give you experience before you graduate and well as help you decide on a career. You can receive up to six credits in Communication Studies for completing an internship. Some students even complete two or three internships before graduating. Click here for more information on internships.
Use Job Search Strategies
Use the resources available to you through UW-L's Career Services Center.
As early as your junior year, attend job search workshops. Learn how to research companies, promote your skills and experience, and identify the hidden job market. The Career Services Center offers several workshops throughout each quarter to help students with every topic you can think of:
- Resume writing
- Cover letter writing
- Interviewing techniques
- Developing an internship
- Getting into graduate school
Attend career fairs and other events. Several career fairs and other events are offered throughout the year to help students and alumni research employers and job opportunities. Check the Career Services web page for more details.
During your junior or senior year, register with the Career Services to take full advantage of internship searches, job search services, including on-campus interviews and career fairs.
Also participate in on-campus recruiting. Business, industry and government organizations recruit during fall and spring semesters.
Here are several other Job Search Strategies
- Contact agencies, companies or organizations you would like to work for and see if they're hiring
- Check with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Wisconsin Office of State Employment Relations
- Talk with parents and others about job possibilities in their companies
- Check local newspaper classified ads, especially on Sunday
- Consider volunteer or internship positions (these sometimes lead to paid positions)
- Call employment/temporary placement agencies
- Check the Internet for job posting web sites; see Career Services.
- Click here to see salary ranges of recent CST grads.
- Salary.com is the broadest salary-comparison site. Its Salary Wizard allows you to pick a job category and a region and to quickly find median salaries by position. There's also news on compensation and benefit trends.
- SalaryExpert.com is a free comprehensive salary site offering salary, benefits and cost-of-living information. Find salaries quickly by selecting Job Title and Zip.
- WageWeb offers information that is current and drawn from surveys of its members, making it a good bench-marking tool.
- NationJob is a data-base for job seekers that allows you to search by salary level.
Consider Graduate School
We encourage you to consider attending graduate school. Consider talking with faculty members, consulting with the Career Services Graduate School Resources webpage, and browsing the following websites: