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    Wondering what you can 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. Look through the resources listed on this page, 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.


    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 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.

    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. Career Services 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. 

    Use these additional job search strategies:

    • Contact agencies, companies, and 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

     

    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: