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Careers/Outcomes

To get a better idea of what you might do with a Communication Studies major, consider what some of your predecessors have done after leaving Augustana.

Education I PR & Advertising I Business
Media & Broadcasting I Public Service

Secondary and Post-Secondary Education
Our graduates serve on the faculty at the Universities of Georgia, Minnesota and Denver, as well as Black Hawk and Hillsborough Colleges. They help administer programs at Syracuse University, Augustana College, Concordia University, North Central College, Cardinal Stritch University, Iowa Wesleyan College, and Roosevelt University.

They're in graduate or professional schools at the Universities of Iowa, Wisconsin, Texas, Georgia, at Southern Methodist University, Northern Illinois, Illinois State University and the Thomas Cosley and DePaul Colleges of Law.

They teach speech, journalism, English and theatre for Lugoff-Elgin Middle School; Moline High School; North Scott HS; Atwood Hammond Schools; Ottawa HS; Warrenville South HS; Horizon Charter School; Alleman HS; Avon (IL) School District, Muscatine HS, Kildeer (IL) District 96. Extraordinary choices including being an assistant language teacher for the Japanese Board of Education, Director of Alumni Relations for the Sterling Schools Foundation, and a language teacher for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program.

Public Relations and Advertising
Choices here range from being made Partner at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising (one of the top ten advertising agencies in the world), Communications Director for Caterpillar and Chief of Media Relations for the US Air Force to more entrepreneurial choices such as working as a free-lance graphic design or an independent public relations consultant. Other alums are working with Radio One Communication, Greatways, Inc., Linguisystems, Motorola, Harris Bankcorp, and Smith, Bucklin & Associates.

Media and Broadcasting
Our recent grads serve as on-air personalities, producers and program directors at WQOW-TV 18; KZZG-FM; WOC Radio; WXLP 97X, Q106-FM, CLTV News, WHBF-TV and WQAD-TV. Students more interested in print media turned to Moline Dispatch Publishing; Woodford (IL) County Reporter; Soap Opera Weekly; The Chicago Tribune, and The Instrumentalist Company. And one of our graduates has become Personal Assistant to Jerry Springer, of The Jerry Springer Show fame.

Government, Ministry and Service Organizations
A fair number of students choose to work outside of the private sector, in careers from law enforcement to the ministry such as social worker, Arden Shore Assoc.; Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; Youth Counselor, Maryville Academy City of Youth; Pastor, Emmanuel Lutheran Church; Executive Director, Providers of Southeastern Minnesota; San Diego Historical Society; Registrar, Northern Illinois Medical Center; Police Officer, Kendall (IL) County.

Business, Industry and Management
Training in communication can help you anywhere you go or whatever career you choose to pursue. The breadth of our recent alumni's choices really illustrates that claim:

Owner, Gustaf's Ice Cream
Vice President, Precepta Corp.
Manager, Roadway Express
Network Sales Executive, AT&T Global Accounts
Account Manager, Olympic Properties of the US
Owner, Comedy Sportz
Recruitment Supervisor, Kelly Services
Team Leader, International Quality & Productivity Center
Training Coordinator, McLeod USA.Sales
Auditor, Ford Credit
Operations Manager, Century 21
International Agent, British Airways
Territory Manager, Hollister Inc.
Convention Planner, Smith, Bucklin & Assoc.
Conference Production, ICM Conferences.
Wholesaler, Planco/Hartford/Wellington Management
Sales Representative, VLM Entertainment
Sales Representative, Intercontinental Fragrances
Sales Representative, Arrow Medical Supplies International
Account Manager, The Buhl Press
Human Resources Assistant, Group O Companies
Account Executive, Deloitte & Touche
Financial Planning, World Marketing Alliance
Compliance Officer, Colorado State Bank
Account Executive, Burke & Towner, Ltd.
Services Rep., Hewitt Associates
Account Rep., Pitney Bowes
Systems Support Analyst, State Farm Insurance