Phone Planner

How do social media shape our lives?

(2) Mac + iPhone

Are you intrigued by the social power of communication technologies?

(3) Classroom Sue

Do you want to know how to create cultural change?

(4) Football Ad

Do you wonder why popular culture matters?

(5) State Farm Ad

Are you a critical media consumer?

(6) Pitch Teen Island

Do you want to know about media industries behind the scenes?

(7) eWaste

Do you ever think about e-waste?

CCM Majors and Employment

Employment Opportunities

CCM majors learn a broad-based set of diverse skills and competencies preparing them for opportunities within a wide range of career positions. Our graduates work in management, industry, free-lancing, government, and non-profit organizations. 

Graduate Studies

CCM provides excellent preparation for graduate studies. Students can use their CCM degree as a basis for graduate work in communication studies, media studies, and cultural studies, as well as other fields requiring strong communication and research skills such as journalism, law, public administration, business administration, etc.

Co-Op Opportunities

CCM students have worked as communication specialists in television production, music recording and media criticism, gallery marketing and publicity, university news & sports writing, study abroad development and programming; university marketing, design, and copy editing. 

If you are interested in a co-op, contact Dr. Marika Seigel.

Why Employers Want CCM Students

Employers are looking for student like ours: smart, creative, and competent communicators who can think imaginatively, analyze urgent problems, and design viable solutions to real world issues. CCM graduates bring to the workplace a distinct set of skills. 

  • accustomed to working with complex ideas, instructions, and arguments,
  • speak dynamically and effectively to diverse audiences;
  • they bring insight to discussions, teamwork, collaborative projects in organizational settings;
  • critical evaluations and comparisons of information;
  • illuminate complex relationships
  • recognize critical gaps and opportunities
  • able to formulate innovative, creative, imaginative perspectives
  • recognize and reconcile diverse perspectives
  • write in well-organized persuasive, analytical and creative ways
  • aware of historical, political, and cultural implications as well as the practical inter-workings of media technologies in everyday life;
  • understand the conventions and expectations of media environments
  • contextualize thinking;
  • imagination to think about what if and what else

CCM Employment

Listed below are some possible job titles for CCM majors following graduation (some job titles may require additional education or training).

Account ExecutiveMedia Buyer
Business ManagerMedia Programmer
College Program CoordinatorMedia Relations
Copy WriterPhotojournalist
CommentatorPrint Production Coordinator
Community Affairs LiaisonPromotions and Publicity
Community RelationsPublic Information Officer
Consumer AdvocatePublisher
Consumer Affairs SpecialistRecruiter
Corporate CommunicationsResearcher
Corporate TrainerRisk Communication Consultant
Customer Relations RepresentativeSales Representative
EditorSpeech Writer
Editorial AssistantStaff Writer
Government RelationsTechnical Writer
Human Resources AdministrationTelemarketing Specialist
Information SpecialistTour Director
Internet ConsultantTrainer for Communication Technology
JournalistTranslator
Language SpecialistWeb/Graphic Designer
Marketing Representative