Earn a Communication Degree
Develop communication skills to complement any career choice
Employers desire candidates with strong communication skills meaning communication majors are marketable and successful. Students who choose the communication major will refine their oral, written, performative and visual messages; build interpersonal and small group team-building skills; construct marketing strategies for digital channels and prepare to engage in person, professional and civic purpose.
Anthony Navante BA/COMM May 2019
“I would say I find myself utilizing my Communication Degree daily in writing articles, presenting story ideas, and relaying information to my team to ensure we’re all up to date.”
Web and Social Media Reporter at KAKE TV
Madison McCollum BA/COMM May 2019
“My Communication Degree helps me by giving me a great baseline to build off of (because your degree should give you a start, not all the answers!). A lot of my experience for my job actually came from extracurriculars in school, like The Vantage, but what’s amazing is that my degree has taught me how to navigate the relationships, interview processes, and day-to-day interactions (like feedback!) on a level most of my peers can’t. It’s pretty awesome.”
Editor at Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
Wichita Communication Internships
Wind Surge Internship Opportunity: https://www.milb.com/wichita/team/internships
KMUW 89.1 Internship Opportunity: https://www.kmuw.org/korva-coleman-diversity-in-journalism-internship
10 Communication Skills to Add to Your Resume
When you apply for a job that requires you to communicate with colleagues, clients or the public, you may need to clarify that you have the right communication skills. By highlighting your communication skills in your resume, you can show your mastery so potential employers can quickly identify you as a top candidate. In this article, we discuss how to highlight communication skills in a resume and help you get started with a template and example.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in communication. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in the field of communication, you can expect a promising future.
A degree in communication will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties. Here are some examples of potential careers and their median salaries*.
- Author / Writer ($62,170 a year)
- Editor ($59,480 a year)
- Public Relations Specialist ($60,000 a year)
- Reporters, Correspondents, and Broadcast News Analysts ($43,490 a year)
* Salaries are based on median wages (professionals with years of experience) in the United States according to 2018 statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Our communication students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in our Wichita community. Some of our students have interned at the following locations: 93.9 Radio Station, Atomic Billboards, Clear Channel Communication, Intrust Bank Arena, KAKE-TV Channel 10, The Wichita Eagle, Wichita Thunder, Wichita Wingnuts, and the YMCA.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our communication program, our students can join the Communication Club and Communications Facebook Club. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
D.C. Hiegert BA/COMM May 2018
“I think that my communication and journalism background from Newman has helped me tremendously in my general study of the law, because I'm able to navigate academic texts well and I can synthesize and relay that information in a clear way to my superiors or to my team as we address the issue.”
Attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union
Alyssa Taylor BA/COMM May 2017
“I am using my degree in communication to develop training materials, direct training presentations, and provide feedback to help grow our new employees in their roles. A huge part of my position is directing communication between the different departments at the firm and also tailoring my relationships with individuals to ensure the training we are providing is setting them up for success. I believe my degree in communication helped me develop an applicable skill set and self-confidence to apply for my position at DeVaughn James.”
Training Manager at DeVaughn James
Thomas Pappert BA/COMM May 2017
“Working at a startup that specializes in communicating, I use my degree in more ways than I had imagined. In addition to the ability to write news copy and press copy, the well rounded Newman experience has enabled me to face the unique challenges that come with launching a company in a complicated and sometimes unfriendly media landscape.”
Editor-in-Chief at National File (His own startup)