Careers in Communication

The best jobs in today’s information society will be filled by workers who can COMMUNICATE, READ, WRITE, COMPUTE, and THINK.

What can you do with a degree in Communication?

Sometimes our answer to this question seems glib—“you can do just about anything.” However, as you can see from the following list of job titles for graduates of the ACU Communication program, you can pursue most any career path you want with a communication degree. Communication skills are continually recognized as the number one or two quality that employers are seeking in applicants.

When you complete some degree programs, there is a single job title such as “accountant.” There is no single job titled “Communication Expert.” However, you are not restricted to one career path when you complete your degree in Communication.

Recent surveys show 100 percent of our graduates are employed within 12 months of graduation, with most launching careers in 2-3 months.

Career opportunities

  • Law
  • Corporate training
  • Human resources
  • Corporate communication
  • Ministry
  • Mediation and negotiation
  • Fund raising
  • Sales

Recent Graduates 

  • Ben Gonzales, class of 2009, admissions counselor, ACU.
  • Kayla Gardner, class of 2008, assistant manager of restaurants, Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine, Texas. 
  • Lindsey Jessup, class of 2007, Gallo Ambassador, Napa, California.
  • Shane Davies, class of 2006; Lithia Toyota, Abilene, Texas.
  • Crystal Hughes, class of 2006; public relations, Dallas, Texas. 
  • Braid Sharp Blanks, class of 2004; KTXS-TV News anchor, Abilene, Texas.

Student Success

In the past, ACU alumni have completed graduate study at Arizona University, University of Texas, Vanderbilt University, Oklahoma University, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Illinois, University of Colorado, University of Florida, University of Southern California and Texas Tech University.

ACU alumni have attended law school at Harvard, Duke, SUNY, University of Texas, Pepperdine, Baylor, Southern Methodist University, University of Chicago and Texas Tech University.

Graduates of the Department of Communication have been extremely successful in the job market. ACU alumni have been employed by ACU, The White House, Accensure Consulting, AT&T, Disney, Bell Labs, Dell Computers, Apple Computers, McDonnell Douglas, Valdosta State University, City of Abilene, Trial Behavior Consulting, Norwest Financial, Integrated Resources Group, U.S. Army Career and Alumni Program, CompUSA, Arthur Anderson Accounting and numerous churches throughout the country.

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ACU Communication majors learn crucial skills and theories to connect with people in our ever-changing world.
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