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Top 5 Reasons to Be a Communications Major at SFU

Did you know that Communications majors can work in any industry, anywhere in the world? From major cities to small towns, everyone needs employees with communications skills, which means more jobs for Comm majors! Keep reading to find out the top five reasons why YOU should be a Communications major at SFU.

  • 5. Employers want workers with strong communication skills. By the time you graduate with a degree in Communications from Saint Francis, you’ll have spent years learning ways to convey ideas and information through text, visuals and graphics. Employers value these skills.

    Employers want workers with strong communication skills

    4. You enjoy experiences that reach beyond your comfort zone. Even if you naturally have strong communication and interpersonal skills, not everything you learn in our program here at Saint Francis will fit into your current repertoire. This is a good thing! Now is the time to build your portfolio by exploring new opportunities and experiences.

    You enjoy experiences that reach beyond your comfort zone

    3. You seek hands-on, out-of-classroom experiences. Saint Francis Communications students are “doers.” We strategize and brainstorm, but we also take care of the details. We create the campaigns we envision and put these ideas into writing, film, graphics or images. Much of what you do will be hands-on, and you'll have opportunities to travel to London, New York, and other major cities to network with industry professionals. These experiences will prepare you for your future career.  Check out this video created by one of our majors for a Red Flash football webcast.

    You seek hands-on, out-of-classroom experiences

    2. Comm jobs have high salary potential. The starting salary for communications professionals with a bachelor’s degree is around $40,000 annually, according to U.S. News & World Report. Plus, the increase in earnings potential you will see as you gain experience is considerable. Many experienced professionals earn more than $70,000 annually.

    Comm jobs have high salary potential

    1. You want maximum career opportunities when you graduate. Employment in media communication occupations is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026!  And this growth is predicted to create around 43,200 new jobs! The options are many for Saint Francis Communications graduates - you might become a designer (print, video, web), a camera operator, a public relations specialist, a sales manager, a web or print reporter, an advertising or marketing manager, a writer or editor, just to name a few career paths.

    You want maximum career opportunities when you graduate

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