Our words have impact – whether its through a tweet, email or hand-written letter. UND's Communication Program will provide you with the knowledge to create and spread meaningful messages through any medium. From the desktop to behind the camera, you'll have the opportunity to cultivate your talents into a career that's right for you.
At UND, our communication major prepares you for the exciting and dynamic future you're aiming for. The Communication Program engages students in lifelong learning that addresses socially and globally pressing communication challenges through scholarly, creative, critical and practical curriculum and instruction. The Communication major is both focused and flexible and allows students to work with an academic advisor to develop a plan of study that focuses on his or her career interest. It prepares undergraduate students for careers as ethical communicators with a broad understanding of contemporary communication issues and with skills that are adaptable to a variety of contexts. For more information on getting started as a Communication major, go to the Communication website.
There are countless opportunities for communication majors, both in and out of the classroom. Some ways to gain experience while enhancing your resumé are the various clubs and extracurricular programs UND offers, as well as internships and other learning opportunities.
Network with students, professors and professionals in (AD)venture Group, UND's American Advertising Federation affiliated advertising club. As a member, you can also gain experience by competing in the National Student Advertising Competition.
Forensics (Competitive Speech)
Forensics Team (derived from the Latin word "forum," meaning "to speak publicly"), also known as speech team, is a group of dedicated students committed to the sport of competitive public speaking.
Competition categories include:
- Informative Speaking
- Impromptu Speaking
- Rhetorical Criticism
- After Dinner Speaking
- Duo Interpretation
- Extemporaneous Speaking
- Oral Interpretation
- Dramatic Interpretation
As a communication major at UND, you must have a certain number of credit hours in either an internship or some type of experiential learning to graduate. This valuable element of your degree will help you build your resume and portfolio with real-world experience.
The Grand Forks community offers many different internship opportunities in areas such as radio or city government, or you can take your internship experience across state lines. You'll work with the Communication Department and UND Career Services to take your learning wherever you'd like. For more information, visit the Communication Program’s Internship Program page, which also connects to the internship / job listings on their website.
Represented by outstanding alumni, like Dave St. Peter, President of the Minnesota Twins, the Communication Program is proven to launch students into successful futures.
Popular Communication Career Options
- Account Executive
- Brand Management
- Event Planner
- Graphic Designer
- Human Resource Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Motivational Speaker
- Organization Consultant
- Promotions Director
- Sales Account Director
- Speech and Language Specialist
- Training and Development Analyst
- Video Producer/Editor
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