Please Note: This information is provided as a service to the general public and this particular major may not necessarily be offered by Marietta College. For a list of degrees and majors offered by Marietta College please visit www.marietta.edu/Academics/

Area

Employer

Area:

Business

Sub-Area:
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Training and Development
  • Labor Relations
  • Writing/Editing
  • Office Management
Employers:
  • Product and service organizations
  • Retail stores
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturers
  • Financial companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Hospitals and other healthcare organizations
  • Print and electronic media
  • Other business corporations

Area:

Public Relations / Advertising

Sub-Area:
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Corporate Public Affairs
  • Development
  • Media Analysis/Planning
  • Creative Directing
  • Writing/Editing
  • Audience Analysis
  • Public Opinion Research
Employers:
  • Private corporations
  • Public service organizations
  • Public opinion research firms
  • Public relations firms
  • Advertising agencies
  • Public opinion organizations
  • Radio and television companies
  • Sports and entertainment organizations
  • Hospitality and tourism industry
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Freelance

Area:

Media

Sub-Area:
  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Publishing
  • Producing
  • Managing/Directing
  • Research
  • Media Sales
Employers:
  • Publishing firms including newspaper, magazine and book
  • Internet sites
  • Television and radio stations
  • Film industry

Area:

Non-Profit

Sub-Area:
  • Administration
  • Program Coordination
  • Grant Writing
  • Writing/Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Coordination
Employers:
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Professional associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Community centers
  • Philanthropies
  • Hospitals

Area:

Government

Sub-Area:
  • Public Information
  • Campaigning
  • Programming
  • Legislative Assistance
  • Research
  • Lobbying
  • Conflict Negotiation
Employers:
  • All branches of local, state and federal government
  • Political parties
  • Political action committees

Area:

Law

Sub-Area:
  • Law Assistance
  • Prosecution
  • Defense
  • Contractual
  • Corporate
  • Nonprofit or Public Interest
  • Government
  • Mediation
  • Lobbying
Employers:
  • Law firms
  • Government agencies
  • Corporations
  • Public interest organizations
  • Private practice
  • Colleges and universities

Area:

Education

Sub-Area:
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Student Support Services including:
    • Admissions
    • Advising
    • Development
    • Student Affairs
    • Recruitment
    • Alumni Affairs
Employers:
  • Colleges and universities

General Information and Strategies

  • Develop strong written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Get experience with public speaking by joining Toastmasters.
  • Learn to work well on a team and develop leadership skills.
  • Explore specializations within major and professional field. Select electives to enhance knowledge in area(s) of interest.
  • Obtain experience through part-time employment, co-op, internships, or volunteer experience.
  • Get involved in campus activities and professional organizations.
  • Speech communication is a broad degree that can lead to job opportunities in many different fields. Skills and experiences gained through co-curricular activities, internships, part-time jobs, and volunteering are critical in shaping a career path.
  • Speech communication is also good preparation for graduate school in many disciplines.