What are recent graduates of this major doing?
Alexandra “Lexy” Pingree, ’12, Graduate Study in Interactive Media, Elon University
"I landed a job as a newspaper reporter immediately after graduating from Averett. My professors motivated me and helped me throughout my tenure to achieve my dream of being a reporter. They thoroughly prepared me for a career in the journalism field and I use what I learned every day."
Ashley Jackson '11, reporter, Martinsville Bulletin
"When telling others about my experience at Averett, I'm always quick to say, 'First I met my professors and then I met myself.' I am so grateful to my alma mater for introducing me to the confident professional who would embark on this bold future."
Jessica Edwards, '08, communication specialist, Bennett College
Tom Milstead '10,is a reporter and photographer for the Buffalo Bullet in Wyoming.
Jocelyn Wright '06,is a copy editor/page designer for the Burlington Times News in North Carolina.
Matthew "Matt" Philpott '05,is a designer/copy editor for the Durham Herald-Sun.
Kristin Shelton '03, works as an account executive for WSET-Ch. 13 in Lynchburg.
What could I do with this major?
Communication is consistently ranked by employers as the number one skill they are looking for in new hires. As a graduate of the program you could obtain a job as:
- public relations professional
- marketing executive
- sports information director/marketer
- corporate trainer
- legislative aid/political campaign manager/speech writer
- human resource officer
- and more