Discover Many Career Opportunities for Communicators

What can you do with a Communication degree? Just about anything!

While many FHSU graduates have gone on for graduate study, you can choose from a multitude of career directions that require you to be an effective communicator, listener and speaker. Some of the possibilities include:

  • Advertising
  • Teaching
  • Government service
  • Writing for newspapers, magazines or websites
  • Corporate communications
  • Military service
  • Theatre management
  • Public relations
  • Human resources

Still not sure which direction to pursue? For more information about possible careers, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center Web site or contact our department to speak with a faculty advisor. The world is waiting for you. Are you ready?

FHSU Communication Studies graduates - out in the world

Kaley R. Klaus (2012)
Coordinator for Campus Support
Campus Labs
Buffalo, NY

I am currently a Coordinator for Campus Support at Campus Labs, a Higher One company. In my position, I provide implementation and ongoing support to member institutions who utilize the Compliance Assist Accreditation, Planning, and Program Review modules. Compliance Assist is software that assists higher education institutions with accreditation submissions, as well as, strategic planning and assessment processes on campus. Campus Labs also provides other products for assessment in higher education. My job requires a lot of interaction with clients of Campus Labs. Most of my communication is done via email, and I also provide training and presentations via webinar. The FHSU Communication Studies program helped prepare me for these types of interactions because of the wide array of projects given. Also, while I do not work directly with marketing, or public relations, department in the company I play a vital role in making sure our clients are happy with our services and continue to utilize our products on their campuses.

Seth Kastle (2005)
Wichita, KS

As co-manager at Walmart, I have responsibility for the entire facility and management team. My facility currently averages between $80 and $100 million in sales a year, and has just under 400 employees. A great deal of my daily activities include planning to complete projects such as seasonal changeovers, merchandising or aligning sales and wage percentages. Walmart is also an evolving company, so managing and executing change is also a big part of what I do. Having the opportunity to work with kids through the KYLA and KYLC activities that I participated in not only gave me deeper appreciation for the importance of youth leadership, but also introduced me to the different approaches one has to take when faced with a different audience. Working with high school and middle school kids showed me that I would have to take different approaches to varied audiences that I would encounter in my career. It’s a skill that I am still developing today. The strategic planning skills I learned in my program at Fort Hays have been invaluable to me.