"Think like a wise man, but communicate in the language of the people."
~William Butler Yeats
What is communication?
The Communication program features career-oriented courses such as advertising, public relations, broadcasting (radio and television), theater, video filmmaking and editing, and journalism. These courses stress the creation, transmission, and evaluation of messages for commercial or noncommercial purposes and prepares individuals to apply the principles of communication to work in varied media. The Communication major offers a broad range of experiences that enable students to acquire the necessary professional skills and cultural background needed to work for the media, in the corporate world, or in other professions
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WPUNJ Admissions information on Communication is located here:
What interests and skills do potential employers value in this career?
- Desire for recognition and to influence others
- Intellectual Growth
- Poise and composure under close public scrutiny and criticism
- Appreciation for clear and stimulating communication
- Pleasant and friendly attitude
- Self confidence
Possible Job Titles
|Market Research Analyst
Print Production Coordinator Producer- TV, Film, Theatre
Public Relations Agent
Real Estate Agent
Special Events Coordinator
Video Graphics Artist
Videographer Wedding Planner
Aside from majoring in communication, what else can I do that may enhance my qualifications?
Students in the Communication major at William Paterson have numerous opportunities to enhance their academic experience. Students can contact the department about internships in publishing, media and the arts. Also, many students find that a study abroad for a cultural experience that will enhance their curriculum. Also, many students write for the Beacon Newspaper, work at the William Paterson television station, WPBN and join the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) to help enhance their abilities and experience. The department also offers membership to Alpha Psi Omega, the Communication Honors Society, to students who meet certain GPA requirements. Students can contact the department for more information.
What else can I read about communication?
Some communication alumni held the following job titles one year after graduation:
Communication associate editor
Some employers of Communication majors alumni are:
NY Sports Club
Jersey Boy Media
Bernard Holes Advertising
Cutting Edge Personnel
MCI World Communication
Other sources of information :
Please drop by the Career Development and Advisement Center to learn more about careers in communication. The career library carries career-specific books and counselors are available to answer any further questions you may have. Visiting the communications department may also prove valuable in addressing questions.
The Career Development and Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center
Student Center 301, 300 Pompton Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone 973.720.2281/2282 Fax 973.720.2074