University of Vermont

CALS Public Communication Major

Public Communication

Alumni with degrees in Public Communications pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Public Communications.

Job Title

Career Industry

Brand Voice Manager Food Services
Donor Relations Associate Higher Education
Event Planner Financial Services
Graphic Production Artist Public Relations
Marketing Coordinator Winter Activities
Production & Sales Manager Journalism
Reporter News Journalism
Sustainability Coordinator Food Services


Recent Employers

Burton Corporation Chobani
Rawle Murdy Sotheby’s
Storyline Motion Pictures USA Today


Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Public Communications:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Use creativity and imagination to develop solutions to complex problems
Accountable decision making

Elaborates and explains complex concepts to individuals and groups
Works well under pressure
Adherence to deadlines

Writes clearly and speaks articulately
Expresses thoughts, ideas, and opinions persuasively

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Evaluating ideas and structures within events
Observing people and data
Synthesizing information
Conducting experiments

Designing projects and solutions based on theory and past experience
Generating new ideas

Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Use computers to organize materials, resources, and information

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Negotiating within a group and mediating among different members
Working on a team to brainstorm ideas and solutions

Work with diverse communities to assess needs and provide services
Adapting to the needs of diverse populations

Knowledge of how communication systems work
Understanding the social influence and role of communication in society


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