A communication degree gives you the flexibility to create a successful career in a variety of professions. Starting salaries for communications majors average $44,500 per year, according to a 2013 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey. Salaries depend on job type and industry, and could include positions such as:

  • Advertising and sales
  • Corporate communications specialist
  • Digital marketing
  • Health educator
  • Human resources
  • Human resources
  • Internal Communications
  • Marketing specialist
  • Media relations specialist
  • Non-profit administration
  • Patient advocate
  • Political campaign coordinator
  • Public relations professional
  • Social media specialist
  • Special events planner
  • Speech copywriter or editor
  • Training and development specialist
  • Wellness coordinator

Practice Your Craft in College

Internships provide you with practical experience to develop your professional skills and are great ways to start building a network.  All communication majors are required to complete an internship prior to graduation.

Our students have gained practical and professional experience at the following companies:

  • American Heart Association
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
  • Aurora Health Care
  • Boss Snowplow
  • Children’s Hospital
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company
  • JDRF
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kohl’s
  • Marcus Corporation
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Summerfest
  • V100 Radio
  • WTMJ-Channel 4