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Featured
Alumni

Stephen Curley

I graduated from Bloomsburg University, in the spring of 2015, with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Since I graduated I have had two jobs. In my first job, I was a Collections Specialist at Iron Mountain, which is a data management company. In my second job, I was a Media Coordinator at MayoSeitz Media. I assisted in developing marketing concepts based on seasonal and holiday trends, developed strategic media recommendations and created client presentation material. I also ensured that creative deliverables aligned with marketing initiatives, met campaign goals, and remained consistent across digital platforms. Having a background in communication has helped me find unique ways to connect and communicate with individuals which helped me a great deal in the work place. After working at MayoSeitz Media, I decided to change my career path to what I have always been passionate about, which is sports. The decision to leave my job and attend graduate school was not an easy one. However, after examining the pros and cons and talking to my family and former professors at Bloomsburg, I decided that it was in my best interest to attend graduate school. While there were several professors who gave me great advice on what to expect in graduate school, one professor in particular, went above and beyond in helping me. Dr. Shorter is the reason I am where I am at today. She was the one who gave me the idea to apply to graduate school and was such a tremendous help throughout the application process. At first, I did not give graduate school much thought but after doing research and asking her questions, I determined it was the best choice for the long-term career path I wanted to pursue. I am currently in my first semester as a graduate student at The University of Tennessee studying Sport Management. Next semester I will be a graduate teaching assistant teaching three gym classes to undergraduate students. I will also be interning with the Event Management Department in the Athletic Department. After I graduate in spring 2018, I hope to work in either collegiate or professional sports. The Communication Studies program at Bloomsburg taught me public speaking, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and organizational skills which I utilize daily. If you are someone that does not want to limit yourself to one career, I would recommend majoring in Communication Studies because it allows students to have a broad range of careers to choose from. 


Featured Student

Audra Ortiz

I am a senior Communication Studies major with a concentration in the Organizational Communication area of concentration, and a minor in Emergent Media. This past summer, I completed an Event Planning/Public Relations internship with Turkey Hill Dairy back home in Conestoga, PA. My responsibilities focused on promoting their new flavors of ice cream and iced tea at all different kinds of events. I had the opportunity to travel to places like Charlotte, New York City, and Philadelphia. At these events, we would talk directly to the consumers and answer any questions about the new products. This internship gave me a small but mighty inside look into the corporate world and introduced me to what to expect after college! Working directly with customers and other interns 24/7 truly tested my communication skills, but after completing my internship I know my professionalism has improved and I have my internship to thank for that.

Minor in Communication Studies

Students who hold a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a minimum of 15 semester hours are eligible for admission to the minor. Students must maintain the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average to continue study for a Communication Studies minor. Students who do not maintain the required grade point average will be put on probation for one semester during which they must regain the required grade point average.

General Education Requirement (6 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking

COMMSTUD.104 Interpersonal Communication

Required Courses for Communication Studies Minor (6 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.205 Understanding Social Influence
or
COMMSTUD.215 Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.207 Communication Research Methods
or
COMMSTUD.209 Examining Communication

Electives for Communication Studies Minor (9 semester hours)

COMMSTUD.220 Intercultural Communication

COMMSTUD.306 Computer Applications for Professional Communicators

COMMSTUD.307 Communication for Business Professionals

COMMSTUD.309 Gender Issues in Communication

COMMSTUD.310 Organizational Communication Theory

COMMSTUD.313 Conflict Management and Resolution

COMMSTUD.315 Persuasion

COMMSTUD.321 Argumentation

COMMSTUD.324 Health Communication

COMMSTUD.407 Interviewing

COMMSTUD.413 Community Leadership

COMMSTUD.417 Media and Visual Culture

COMMSTUD.418 Issue and Image Campaigns

COMMSTUD.419 Family Communication

COMMSTUD.420 Nonverbal Communication

COMMSTUD.423 Communication Training in Organizations

COMMSTUD.424 Corporate Communication

COMMSTUD.425 Relational Communication

COMMSTUD.426 Leadership and Team Building

COMMSTUD.427 Strategic Communication

COMMSTUD.492 Special Topics in Organizational Communication

COMMSTUD.493 Special Topics in Interpersonal Communication

COMMSTUD.495 Special Topics in Leadership and Public Advocacy

How do I get more information?
Dr. Tim Rumbough, Chairperson, Department of Communication Studies
1105 McCormick Human Services Center, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 389-4712, e-mail: trumboug@bloomu.edu, Department website: http://departments.bloomu.edu/commstud