Student Professional Development
What can you do with a communication degree?
Austin Peay’s Communication Department prepares students for a number of growing and engaging careers. Students can learn and practice effective oral, writing and technical skills useful in careers in broadcasting, journalism, public relations and corporate communication. The department offers a wide range of paths that give students the opportunity to develop skills and professional experience in areas like broadcast media, social media, journalism, public relations and corporate. With a degree in Communication Arts, students can pursue careers in:
- Public relations
- Human resource management
- Marketing and advertising management
- Media planning
- Web content management
- Technical writing
- Reporting and feature writing
- Social media management
Outlook for Communication
According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, communication related positions are expected to grow as fast as other career fields, with an estimated 43,200 new jobs by 2026. Additionally, communication careers have a median annual wage that is almost $20,000 per year more than the median annual wage of all occupations.
How does the Department of Communication prepare you?
We provide students with hands-on experience with skilled staff and faculty members who have experience in many fields. Students have the opportunity to work in the department with our staff in our state-of-the art broadcast studios. Students can intern as well.
Students completing an internship for credit must enroll in COMM 4900. Prior to pursuing an internship, students must have taken several upper-division courses within their major concentration. Students are required to complete an internship that is related to their field of study. Students who wish to complete an internship for credit should fill out the initial application below.