Careers

There are many UK resources available to help you make a career choice. Participating in internships is an excellent choice for gaining exposure to professions related to your major.

What can you do with a College of Communication and Information degree?

Communication Major
Students explore human interactions and the evaluation of communication processes. Focused tracks are designed to prepare students for specific career paths.

Business and Organizational Communication Track: Career choices include management, human resources, sales, consulting, risk and crisis, and conflict resolution and training.

Digital and Mass Communication Track: Students learn about media and audience research, mass media criticism, public information and media education and literacy.

Health Communication Track: Prepares students to manage, deliver and evaluate health services, health education, hospital administration and health campaigns.

Human Communication Track: For career paths in general management of communication and information.

Other Career Options Include: Communication Manager, Media Campaign Developer, Operations Manager, Critic, Analyst, Advertising Director, Corporate Consultant, Project Manager, Public Information Officer.

Information Communication Technology Major
Students effectively apply, use and manage technology when solving problems related to information and communication. You can expect to work in positions where you are the communication link between people, organizations, and the technologies used to support those organizations.

ICT Commercialization: Prepares students to work with technology, media communication, information policy, competitive intelligence, and e-Commerce regulation in various ICT careers in the business and commercial sector.

Technology Management: Focuses on preparing students for jobs in information services, systems analysis, telecommunications network management, information technology strategy, technology security and security informatics.

Career Options Include: Website Developer, Information Security Analyst, Database Analyst, Database Administrator, Information Architect, Privacy Coordinator, UX Designer, Application Support Specialist, IT Developer, Online Director, Information Analyst, Web Marketing Manager, Digital Strategist.

Integrated Strategic Communication Major
Students learn an integrated approach to persuasive communication campaign development. A professional internship is required.

Account Management Path: Pursue careers in media planning, account planning, media sales, account administration, client-firm relationship management and strategy development and research.

Creative/ Advertising Path: For professions that include strategy development and creative execution.

Direct Response Path: Career choices include traditional and digital direct response areas, including email, mobile and interactive direct marketing.

Public Relations Path: Prepares students for careers involving product publicity, event planning, social media campaign development, and media relations.

Other Career Options Include: Account Executive, Marketing Specialist, Technical Marketing Director, Media Buyer, Marketing and Communications Director, Project Manager, Event Planner, Public Relations Specialist.

Journalism
Students develop analytical and critical thinking skills to communicate with audiences across all media platforms. Two areas of interest prepare students for long-term careers as reporters, photographers, videographers, editors, publishers, producers, news anchors, social media content managers or other professions that require experience in writing, reporting, editing, curating, printing, broadcasting, web or social media. Capstone experience includes maintaining a daily multimedia blog.

Broadcast/Multimedia: Students gain on-air experiences at the campus radio station and produce a live newscast.

Print/Multimedia: Skill development includes writing for daily newspaper or the University’s yearbook.

Other Career Options Include: Copywriter, Sports Information Director, Social Media Reporter, E-Book Creator, News Service Writer, Public Relations Specialist, Technical Writer, Policy Analyst, Investigative Reporter.

Media Arts and Studies Major
The mission of the Media Arts and Studies program is to provide instruction and conduct scholarly research in the creation, production, dissemination and use of digital media content. This program promotes the study of the means of production and dissemination of digital content, and their ultimate effects on individuals, political communication, civic participation, media organizations, media policy and practices, and society as a whole. Courses and internships prepare students for careers in the industry with interest in audio/ visual production, media studies, web design, video, graphics and other web-based systems.

Examples of Career Choices Include: Producer, Director, Editor, Technical Supervisor, Multimedia Designer, Multimedia Developer, Telecommunication Manager, Animator, Graphic Designer, Audience and Content Researcher.
 

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