Alumni Outreach

VIDEO: Career Advice for Communication Majors, Created by Members of the Department of Communication Alumni Council


Communication Majors' Careers, Experiences, Profiles, and Salary Potential

The Department of Communication at UCSB has graduated nearly 10,000 students with Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees.  Our graduates enter the professional world prepared to contribute their knowledge, expertise, vision, and leadership in a wide range of fields. [Photo: Alumni participants at 2016 Career Day]
 
In February 2011, we surveyed our Alumni to learn about their careers and career experiences; see Alumni Career Survey Results (.pdf).  Here's a 2018 snapshot of our Alumni's employment percentages by functon, and some of their employers.

 

To learn more about our graduate student alumni and their accomplishments, see Graduate Alumni Profiles. To post your own profile, visit the LinkedIn group (see below).

UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication graduates are among the highest salary earners!  See Best Schools For Communications Majors by Salary Potential: https://www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/best-schools-by-majors/communication

Alumni Giving

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Your support ensures that the UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication will always have the resources to attract the brightest undergraduate and graduate students and the finest scholars. The success of our program enables us to conduct leading-edge teaching and research creating new knowledge and developing leaders of tomorrow. Please visit the Department Giving page to learn about how your gift will make a difference in our program.

Alumni Participation

The Communication Alumni Council was formed in the spring of 2010 to provide the Department with input on alumni networking, career education, and development opportunities.  The Department's faculty and the Alumni Council are working to ensure that the UCSB Communication alumni network flourishes and that our valued graduates have the resources they need to achieve their professional goals, both now and in the future. We invite you to get involved and make a difference in the lives of our students.  Here are some ways that you can participate:

  • Serve as a panelist for Communication Career Day
  • Be a speaker at a Departmental Internship workshop
  • Be a virtual advisor for our LinkedIn group members
  • Speak to our student-run Communication Association
  • Help serve at a Commencement Reception
  • Be a guest speaker in a Communication class
  • Provide an internship to a Communication student
  • Join the Communication Alumni Council

Senior-Alumni Mixer

The annual Fall Senior-Alumni Mixer connects graduating seniors with alumni for career advice including applying for jobs, interviewing and networking.

Connecting with Us

Find out more about involvement on our Internships & Jobs, Communication Career Day, and Communication Internship Workshop pages.  For more information, contact Professor Norah Dunbar at ndunbar@ucsb.edu\

Please stay in contact! Send us your contact information so we may update our alumni directory and include you in future newsletters. Please contact Leslie Klonoff, Chair of the Alumni Council Engagement Committee, at lesliesolomon.klonoff@ucsbalum.com

Click on the button to visit the Communication Student-Alumni, UCSB Facebook page.

Click on the button to visit or join our student-alumni UCSB Department of Communication group on LinkedIn.