A Way To Enhance Your Academic Experiences, Your Future Career, and Your Creative Life 50% of the 2012 college graduates did not find a full time job in their major field of study…(CBS News, 2012) It’s clear based on the data that employers truly value skills which include analytical thinking and communication ability. This speaks to the fact that specific on-the-job skills change, and they change more quickly these days than ever before. As a result, employers are looking for raw material — talent that they can work with and develop, people who can adapt to changes over time. (Forbes, 2012) 98% of employers consider communication skills as a basic essential for future employees…(US News and World Report, 2012) According to Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, that means “the ability to write, compose emails, give presentations in front of others, and being able to have conversations with those across generations.” He adds that many employers believe technical skills, such as how to use a particular software program, can be easily learned, while other analytical skills, such as communication, need to be developed. “It takes time to master the art of communication, especially when young people are so dependent on technology instead of real-life communication,” says Schawbel. The ability to coordinate with others is closely related; 92 percent of employers said they also consider it important. (USN &WR, 2012) The U.S. Department of Labor reported that careers in the Communication Studies field are the fastest growing and most sought after new employment areas. (NCA) The SDSU Communication Studies and Theatre Department offers Majors in Speech Communication and Theatre with a specialization in Speech Education (36 department credits), and Minors in Dance, Theatre or Speech Communication (20 department credits). Career We can offer you a career in Communication Studies or enhance your employability in any other major area with a double major or minor in Communication Studies. We also have an outstanding Masters program in Speech Communication. Classes We have classes which focus on interviewing skills and job preparation, providing you an edge in the competitive job market. Leadership Positions and Internships We have numerous organizational and service opportunities which will provide valuable personal growth, practical experience and on the job internships at hospitals, businesses, corporations and political organizations. Honors Curriculum We now have a Honors Speech minor. Further, by taking the Honors Speech Communication courses and Honors Mass Communication courses, a student may graduate with Honors Distinction. Fundamentals of Speech Public Speaking Theories of Communication Small Group Communication Oral Interpretation of Literature 7 – 12 Speech Methods Interpersonal Communication Intercultural Communication Communication Research Organizational Communication Communication and Gender Family Communication Argumentation and Debate Interviewing Honors Sections in several of the above classes Capstone in Speech Communication And a wide range of Theatre and Dance courses Advertising Agent Social Media Specialist Nonprofit Organization Director Service Learning Coordinator Anchorperson Speech Writer Public Information Officer College Professor Announcer/Broadcaster Pre-Law Political Campaign Director Biographer/Videographer Director of Corporate Communications Academic Advisor Campaign Worker/Manager Communication Research Director Communication Consultant Public Affairs Specialist Marketing Specialist Forensics Coach Community Advocate/Educator Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Copy Writer/Technical Writer Community Affairs Liaison Community Relations Director Training Specialist Film Critic Motivational Speaker Human Resource Administrator Health Communication Specialist Journalist Sports Publicist Lobbyist Pre-Seminary Marketing Director/ Integrated Marketing Communication Media Commentator Diversity Director Motivational Speaker Employee Communication and Web Content Manager News Broadcaster/News Reporter High School Speech Teacher Production Technician (Television/Film) Event Planner Public Relations Practitioner/Director Fundraising Director Public Servant/Politician Social Media Consultant/Manager Publicist Training/Development Instructor Veejay Sports Broadcaster Seminary Secondary Teaching Positions Medical School Sales positions in Ag Products Services and Pharmaceuticals. Marketing, especially in the Banking Industry Director of Business for Olson General Contractors; St. Paul, MN. Desktop Support Analyst, General Mills, Inc.: Minneapolis, MN. Communication Specialist, General Mills, Inc.; Minneapolis MN. Vice President of Lone Star Staffing Services; Houston, TX. Meeting, Marketing and Membership Assistant for a non-profit. Several self-employment business owners. Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity/South Dakota. Director of Programs for Children with Special Needs/County of Oswego; Oswego, NY. Technical Programs manager, Imagining and Web Services, Hewlett-Packard, Beaverton, OR. Senior Risk Manager and Commercial Mortgage Underwriter, Oak Grove Capital, Minneapolis, MN. Director of Community Relations and Alumni for the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools, Sioux Falls, SD. Free-lance writer, actor, and stand-up comic, movie reviewer for ABC; Minneapolis, MN English teacher, Theatre Department Head, 2004 Minnesota Arts Teacher of the Year; Robbinsdale/Armstrong High School Minneapolis, MN Director of Business for Olson General Contractors; St. Paul, MN Instructor in Theatre and Voice, St. Thomas/St. Catherine Universities; Dialect coach for numerous theatre companies in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN Theatre Manager for Jujamcyn Theatres, managing five Broadway Houses; New York City, NY Entertainment Technician, Disney and MGM Studios; Orlando, FL Vice President of Marketing and Programming, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts; St. Paul, MN Managing Director, CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facility, Gillette, WY Director of Content Acquisition for Mill Creek Entertainment; Minneapolis, MN Director of Community Relations and Alumni for the Sioux Falls Catholic Schools; Sioux Falls, SD Arts Editor and Reviewer for the Omaha World Herald, Omaha, NE Corporate Training Specialist and Systems Interactive Manager for Integra Telecom; Minneapolis, MN Ticket Seller, Broadway Concierge and Ticket Center & Broadway League, New York City, NY Facilities Coordinator, Office of Classroom Management at the University of Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN Director of Marketing, Park Square Theatre; Minneapolis, MN Free-lance Props Master for Epic Theatre Ensemble, keen co., Snug Harbor Productions and Dreamlight Theatre Co., New York City; Stylist for Mayo Studios, New York City; Artisan for Redbull Theatre Co., Theatre for a New Audience, The Public Theatre, and Second Stage, New York City, NY Director of Theatre and Forensics; O'Gorman High School, Sioux Falls, SD Senior Risk Manager and Commercial Mortgage Underwriter, Oak Grove Capital, Minneapolis, MN Technical Director, CAM-PLEX Multi-Events Facility, Gillette, Wyoming Meeting, Marketing and Membership Assistant for a non-profit; San Francisco, CA Events Coordinator, Sioux Falls Orpheum Theatre Center, Sioux Falls, SD Technical Programs Manager, Imagining and Web Services, Hewlett-Packard, Beaverton, OR Creative Director at BI, a Marketing and Performance Improvement Company; Minneapolis, MN Assistant Company Manager for Frankel Green Theatrical Management / Richard Frankel Productions, New York City, NY Instructor of Special Education in Developmental Disabilities and Autism, actor and free lance costume designer and builder; Minneapolis, MN Need a competitive edge in the job market? Interested in a wide variety of career choices? Looking for outstanding instructors who know how to implement real world classroom practice and skill development? Desire small class sizes and interactive educational applications? Hoping to become a part of an outstanding artistic experience? Then, SDSU CST is the place to be! Laurie Haleta, Head Department of Communication Studies and Theatre Pugsley Center 115 688-4388 [email protected] Learn more about our program at http://www.sdstate.edu/cst/index.cfm Find us on Facebook!