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The field of communication is dynamic and diverse. Some types of jobs pursued by communication majors include: advertising, marketing, copywriting, account executive, sales manager, media planner, media buyer, creative director, research, language arts coordinator, speech teacher, forensics/debate coach, drama director, college professor, broadcasting, film/tape librarian, community relations, unit manager, film editor, news director, news writer, actor, announcer, disc jockey, news anchor, casting director, producer, reporter, editor, publisher, publicity, development officer, press agent, and lobbyist.

As a communication major you have the opportunity to gain professional work experience by participating in an internship. Students can earn 3 college credits for COMM 494. Some internships include pay.

Opportunities in:

  • Community Relations (WNEM TV5)
  • Programming (WNEM TV5)
  • Business/Marketing (Bay Health Systems)
  • Sports Information (SVSU)
  • Public Relations (Bay Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • Public Relations (Visiting Nurses Association)


  • Communication major or minor
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrated oral and written competence


  • 50% Portfolio of internship experience
  • 30% Journal
  • 20% Sponsor Evaluations

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to Dr. Schneider (C158) with proof of 12 earned communication credits and two references with contact information. Call Dr. Schneider at 989.964.7371 for more information.

Contact Us
(989) 964-4398(989) 964-4398

Department Chair

David Schneider


Brown Hall 308