So I'm a Communications Studies Major, Now What?
A degree in Communication Studies prepares students for career paths in education, sales, marketing and public relations, human resource development, law, politics and community service. To learn more about this major visit the Department of Communications Studies website.
Where Do My People Work?
Common Career Tracks
- According to LinkedIn, SJSU communications studies majors commonly work in sales, education, and media and communications. Common employers include Apple, Cisco, and Stanford University.
- Learn about the different career tracks on What Can I Do With My Major?
- Explore Careers in Communications based on interests.
- Research job titles at O*Net - Career Information Database.
- Research job statistics at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- View Best Jobs for Communications Majors by Salary Potential.
- Interested in graduate school? View Payscale's Lifetime Earnings to see how years of experience vs. degree level influence average lifetime earnings.
- View the U.S. Census Bureau's Pathway After a Bachelor's Degree, which include common occupations and work-life earnings by degree level.
Where Do I Look for Opportunities?
Job, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Check SJSU Handshake, SJSU's job and internship database exclusively for students.
Earn credits through the Communication Studies Internship Program.
General Job/Internship Boards
- USAJobs / Pathways Internships for Students/Recent Grads
- County of Santa Clara / Internships / Volunteer
- City of San Jose / Volunteer
- CA.gov (View List of Jobs by Major)
How Can I Get Involved?
- The American Communication Association
- The National Communication Association
- Public Relations Society of America
- San Francisco Ad Club
How Can I Increase My Chances of Succeeding?
Job Search Tips
- Research company reviews, salaries, interviews, & benefits on Glassdoor.
- Connect with students and alumni by joining the LinkedIn SJSU COMM group
- Use the Communications Studies Resume Sample as a guide to tailoring your resume.
- View a list of Media and Public Relations Job Boards.
- Learn from Jessica's Success Story, a fellow SJSU communications student.
- For more resources check out Education, Journalism and Mass Communications, Political Science, English, Marketing and Decision Sciences, and Human Resource Management.