Communication Career Day

9th Annual Communication Career Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 1:00 - 3:30

UCSB's Corwin Pavilion

Click here for a .pdf of the Career Day Program, including biographies of the participants.

Find out how you can get involved and give back to your Department: Contact Professor Walid Afifi.

Each spring the Communication Alumni Council helps the Department sponsor Communication Career Day. On this day, dozens of alumni return to campus to participate in speed advice sessions that help our underg raduates gain insight into the variety of professions and diverse career paths chosen by our Communication alumni. These sessions give alumni and students opportunities to meet in small groups, seek career advice and explore future opportunities as interns or employees.

Our alumni represent a wide array of communication careers, including media and entertainment,sales and marketing, advertising, public relations, public affairs management, law, education, training and development, human resource management, accounting and financial management, and social media.  They hold positions in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations that include high tech companies, talent agencies, media organizations, public relations firms, governmental organizations, financial companies, pharmaceuticals, health care organizations, and marketing firms. 

Watch our 25th Anniversary slideshow created for our inaugural Communication Career Day.


The UCSB Dept of Communication has recently updated its website, providing students and alumni with new social media content.  To start this program for Career Day, we are proud to announce that the Department and, most specifically, our 2017 Career Day, was the feature of a prominent iTunes weekly podcast with host Zack Peter | @JustPlainZack

Host of #NoFilter with Zack Peter  | Author of A Shot of Hope: justplainzack.com

A number of subjects about careers and obtaining jobs were discussed, and we encourage you to listen to the full podcast to hear about these topics and the successes of the department, our alumni, and UCSB.   Please download the podcast directly at http://apple.co/2mtv0HX.  

Disclaimer: This was a live show so some of the dates/events have changed. The Dept of Communication Career Day for this year is scheduled on April 29, 2017.  We are excited to have Christopher Lincoln ‘84 as our key note speaker in addition to at least 33 other  remarkable Communication alumni from multiple industries, positions, and grad years.

STUDENTS: Don't miss an amazing opportunity to network with Communication alumni and learn about the opportunities and potential challenges in your future careers. Make sure you take advantage of the amazing resources you have with the Communication alumni who are returning to campus for Career Day on April 29.


For programs, lists of participants, and news articles of past Communication Career Day events, see:

2016 - 8th Annual Career Day

2015 - 7th Annual Career Day

2014 - 6th Annual Career Day (part of 30th Anniversary)

2013 - 5th Annual Career Day

2012 - 4th Annual Career Day

2011 - 3rd Annual Career Day

2010 - 2nd Annual Career Day

2009 - 1st Annual Career Day (part of 25th Anniversary)