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What Can You Do with an Organizational Communication Degree?

Keuka College's organizational communication major is designed to provide:

Professor Amanda Harris, a Keuka alumna, lectures during an Organizational Communication class.The major prepares students for employment in a wide range of communication positions in the corporate and nonprofit sectors, and for admission to graduate programs.

Students majoring in organizational communication develop teamwork and leadership skills, appreciation for the use of the English language, and an understanding of business and marketing principals.

With these skills, they will be able to identify problems and develop problem-solving strategies to meet organizations' internal and external communication needs. The program's emphasis on experiential learning and the required senior practicum give graduates the head start they need for success in a highly competitive job marketing.

Learn more about majoring in Organizational Communication at Keuka College.

Organizational Communication Internships & Field Periods

Students working toward an organizational communication degree at Keuka College must complete a 140-hour internship each year—we call this Field Period.

Here's where some of our organizational communication students have recently done their Field Periods. All of these organizations have indicated they'd be interested in hosting Keuka students in the future.

98 PXY Radio
Rochester, N.Y.
Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts
Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y.
Aquarium of Niagara
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Auburn City School District
Auburn, N.Y.
Best Buy Distribution Center 781
Nichols, N.Y.
Bonita Bay Group Marketing
Bonita Springs, Fla.
Broadalbin - Perth Central School District
Amsterdam, N.Y.
Broome Tioga BOCES
Binghamton, N.Y.
Burberry Limited
New York, N.Y.
Cayuga Medical Center
Ithaca, N.Y.
Century 21
Penn Yan, N.Y.
Crystal City Apothecary
Corning, N.Y.
Denton Publications
Elizabethtown, N.Y.
Finger Lakes Boy Scout Council
Geneva, N.Y.
Fox 40 News
Vestal, N.Y.
Glenora Wine Cellars, Inc.
Dundee, N.Y.
Humane Society at Lollypop Farm
Fairport, N.Y.
Jordan - Elbridge Central School District
Jordan, N.Y.
Journal Inquirer
Manchester, Conn.
Kitchen Theater Company
Ithaca, N.Y.
Maestro Landscaping
Jordan, N.Y.
New York City Department of Corrections
New York, N.Y.
Sheldrake Point Vineyard & Simply Red Bistro
Ovid, N.Y.
Sodexho Camp Cutler Account
Naples, N.Y.
The Oliver House
Penn Yan, N.Y.
The Statler Hotel and School of Hotel Administration
Ithaca, N.Y.
Tri State Auto Auction
Clay, N.Y.
United Way of Greater Rochester
Rochester, N.Y.
WBER 90.5 FM
Penfield, N.Y.
WETM Channel 18
Elmira, N.Y.

What Can I Do with an Organizational Communication Degree?

With an Organizational Communication degree, you can find a career in the following:

  • Account Executive
  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Announcer/Disc Jockey
  • Audio Consultant
  • Audio-Visual Technician
  • Editor
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Executive Sales Assistant
  • Graphic Artist
  • Internal Communications
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Media Buyer
  • Network Negotiator
  • News Reporter
  • News Writer/Editor
  • Operating-Engineer
  • Organizational Development
  • Photographer
  • Production Assistant
  • Program Technician
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Research Analyst
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Worker
  • Sportscaster
  • TV Engineer
  • Training

Average Annual Salary

$28,000 (advertising), $33,000 (entry-level management), $37,000 (buyer/merchandiser), $32,000 (media planning), $40,000 (writing/editing), $39,000 (fundraising/development), $41,5000 (human resources), $43,500 (market research), $34,400 (sales), $32,500 (portfolio management/brokerage), $30,000 (public relations) (National Association for Colleges and Employers, Salary Survey: 2006-2007)