OBJECTIVES This discussion topic is designed to help you contemplate how your career goals have been or will be served by the classes that you have taken in the Communication Studies program. You should be able to use the insights that you gain here to inform your elevator pitch, describe job qualifications in your resume, and develop a thesis for your portfolio's reflection essay later in the course. DELIVERABLES Summarize what you learn about a specific career, using the resources specified in the discussion prompt, by: providing a comprehensive description of the career field and the nature of the work that individuals in this field actually perform. describing the education, skills, and any other credentials needed to enter and advance in the career, and projected jobs growth in the field. assessing whether this field would be a good career choice for someone with your degree. What additional preparation might be necessary? What job-seeking strategies could help an individual secure a position in this field? CONTEXT An in-depth knowledge of communication is a tremendous asset in every career; it is essential to careers that are more specifically related to the discipline of communication studies. Individuals in all careers can benefit greatly from a comprehensive understanding of communication situations. With this understanding, for example, you can appreciate the challenges individuals can face in any professional situation and deploy a repertoire of strategies in response. Knowledge about this discipline can help you communicate successfully in interpersonal contexts with co-workers, persuasive contexts with supervisors or clients, group situations with collaborators, public situations in which you have to speak to large audiences, and situations that require text-based, social media, or multi-media responses to specific audiences. STEPS Start by pausing for a few moments to ponder why you decided to major in Communication Studies -- what path led you to that decision? With my carrer as a property manager and always talking with peolpe and having to send memo and explain things to residents, vendors and corperate officials. This is a great degree program to help in all areas. What did you hope to achieve by going to college? By pursuing this degree? Elevating myself to another level and a event planner and while wanting to become a preacher Some of you may have been intrigued by human communication or careers in a communication field for a long time, while others of you may just be discovering the discipline. Still others of you may have become Communication Studies majors simply for pragmatic reasons. What led you into this major? the degree path has alot of differnt angles that is the foundation for any career whren dealing with people and trying to convey any message. Then, review the federal government's Occupational Outlook Handbook, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/ It could be the career field you are working in now, one that you would like to enter once you have finished your degree, or simply one that you would like to know more about. Use the information that you gather to summarize what this discussion prompt asks you to describe for your classmates. I am currently a property manager and an event planner Potential career area choices include technical writer, journalist, speechwriter, meeting planner, public relations professional, human resources professional, marketing professional, corporate communication professional, social media content developer, SEO analyst, etc.