Communication Career Guide

Consider joining the Communication and the Arts Career Community or any other Career Community you are interested in!

Past Internship Sites:

  • GVSU Athletic Department
  • HealthWest
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • Transcorr National Logistics
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Spring Meadow Nursery
  • Spring Hill Camps
  • Beasley Media Group
  • Third Coast Recording Company
  • Herman Miller

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Development Assistant – Kids’ Food Basket
  • Digital Media Specialist – YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
  • National Account Coordinator – Gordon Food Service
  • Property Manager – Eenhoorn LLC
  • Scientific Recruiter – Aerotek
  • Registered Behavior Technician – Pine Rest
  • Vice President, Strategic Initiatives– The Right Place
  • Executive Assistant – KIND
  • Instructional Media Specialist– University of Michigan
  • Information Technology – Jackson National
  • Community Advocate and COO – Michigan SBDC
  • Marketing Specialist– TowerPinkster
  • Marketing Manager – Pacific Floorcare
  • Law Student– Wayne State University Law School
  • Communications Specialist – SpartanNash
  • Psychiatry Clinic and Coding Assistant – Hope Network
  • Senior Learning and Development Specialist – Kent County
  • Sports Reporter – MLive Media Group
  • Holistic Medical Treatment Specialist – Northern Michigan
  • Manager – Behind the Scenes Catering

Student Organizations to Consider

  • Toastmasters
  • Media Ecology Association
  • Stand-up Comedy Club
  • Institute of General Semantics
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • Subject to Change (Improv Comedy Team)
  • Advertising Club
  • American Marketing Association
  • Organization for Professional Writers
  • Professional Sales Association
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • National Communication Association

Study Abroad Programs

Imagine having to introduce yourself with your hands to a rickshaw driver in India, discussing the fundamentals of discourse at a café in Prague, or utilizing parts of multiple languages as you are surrounded by internationals from all over the world at any one of our many partnership universities. Study abroad is known for cultivating communication abilities on a personal and cross-cultural level. 

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Media and market expert
  • Practiced public speaker
  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills
  • Nonverbal communication awareness and skills
  • Professional writing skills
  • Technical skills related to content creation, social media, design
  • Event planning
  • Ability to persuade and motivate audiences

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Page last modified December 12, 2022