Communication Careers

Goshen College Alumni

Here is a small sample of some of the current positions held by GC communication alumni:

  • Afternoon Radio Personality
  • Assistant Editor
  • Pastor
  • Attorney
  • Business Reporter
  • Commercial Production
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Connecting Peoples Coordinator
  • Copy Editor
  • Director of Event Technology
  • Editor
  • Film Editor
  • Grants Writer
  • Integrated Communications Manager
  • International Relations
  • Journalist
  • Market Research Project Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing/Sales
  • News Director
  • Park Ranger
  • Photojournalist
  • Producer
  • Sports Network Reporter

Overview

According to the National Communication Association,

“Communication builds community. We communicate to bring other people together around common ideas. With communication, cultures and communities create and share meaning through words, customs, and dress. Communication is the common denominator that brings people together through various means to bring about social change and help people understand each other.”

About the Coursework

Communication students at Goshen College have numerous opportunities to apply their classroom learning and to test their vocational interests. Students can develop leadership skills in:

  • broadcasting (WGCS: The Globe)
  • journalism (Maple Leaf and Record)
  • public address (C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest)
  • video production (GC-TV: The Correspondent)

Student journalism organizations are based in a Communication Center with a full-service newsroom and suite of offices. The Globe studios feature state-of-the-art digital and computer-based equipment with satellite connections; GC-TV is also equipped with digital and computer-based production and editing equipment.

Faculty members are especially attuned to contemporary ethical issues in communication fields and attempt to bring the college’s Christian orientation to bear on these issues.

Possible courses include:

  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Digital Design
  • Communication & Society
  • Expository Writing
  • Broadcast Media Production
  • Organizational Communication
  • Photo Communication
  • TV News Reporting & Videography

Teacher certification is available for grades 5-12 in journalism education. See the elementary education and secondary education pages for more information.

Possible Career Paths

The possible career choices are broad for people with a communication major. Our graduates have pursued vocations as broadcasters, business executives, designers, editors, educators, lawyers, ministers, public and advertising practitioners, reporters, and more.

The list below provides a small idea of the many exciting career options available to communication majors:

  • Advertising Manager
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Campaign Manager
  • Communication Specialist
  • Consumer Affairs Specialist
  • Copy Writer/Editor
  • Counselor
  • Director: Film, Video, or Theater
  • Documentarian
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Events Planner
  • Graphic Artist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Hospitality Manager
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • Museum Director
  • News Anchor/Reporter
  • Photographer
  • Political Aide
  • Promotions Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publisher
  • Radio & Air Personality
  • Real Estate Agent/Broker
  • Recreation Manager
  • Social Services Administrator
  • Speech Writer
  • Sportscaster
  • Technical Writer
  • Training Specialist
  • Travel Agent
  • Video Production Assistant

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