Rigorous, relevant scholarship.
The skills our majors develop — critical thinking, effective written and verbal communication, respect for diverse perspectives — open opportunities in a wide range of career paths. Communication alumni are journalists, entertainment industry professionals, marketing specialists, corporate and nonprofit leaders, political and civil officials, and more.
A degree in communication can lead to a career as a(n):
- Executive producer
- Corporate leader
- Public relations manager
- Digital and social media strategist
- Speech writer
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The department’s Undergraduate Mentoring Program pairs undergraduate students with Communication alumni to support students’ professional development. Program participants develop strong relationships with their mentors and benefit from job-sharing opportunities, interviewing tips and general career advice.
Find Yourself in Communication
Learn to effectively and clearly convey information and ideas by developing strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Department of Communication Stories
Identity Unboxed, a podcast created by alums Tiana Cole and Brad Blackburn III, explores the experiences of Black professionals in the Seattle area.
Alexa Bednarz (BA, Communication, 2012) turned an idea for environmentally friendly roofing material into Eco-Shelter Inc. Its first manufacturing facility will open in India in 2024.
Where do you seek information about politics and elections? In this roundtable, three faculty in the UW Department of Communication discuss the role of media in creating an informed public.