After Graduation

Graduate Outcomes

  • Wanda Fenimore ’06 earned an M.A. from Hollins and is now a Ph.D. candidate in communication studies at the University of Florida. She is currently serving as lecturer in rhetoric and assistant director of the Speaking Center at Hampden-Sydney College.
  • Johna Strickland ’06 is assistant editor at The Tribune and Georgian newspaper in Camden County Georgia.
  • Sondra Morris ’09 served as internship coordinator at Randolph College after graduation.
  • Paula Tannenbaum ’09 works for the Lynchburg Department of Parks and Recreation.
  • Jennifer Arline ’09 is participating in an executive training program with Starbucks.

Other graduates have been employed by:

  • Bank of America
  • Sperry Corporation
  • Wachovia
  • Capital One
  • The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
  • American Cancer Society
  • Senator Leahy’s Office
  • Adwork, Inc.

Occupations of Communication Studies Majors

Some occupations may require an advanced degree.

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Event Planner
  • Photojournalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Technical Writer
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Copy Writer
  • Forensics/Debate Coach
  • Actor/Actress
  • Screenwriter/Script Writer
  • Announcer
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Disc Jockey
  • Marketing Director
  • Publicity Manager
  • Campaign Director
  • Speech Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Lawyer
  • Publisher

Advanced Study

Graduate schools recently or currently attended by communication studies graduates include:

  • Columbia University
  • NYU
  • Syracuse University
  • Northwestern University
  • Carleton University
  • Emerson University
  • Hollins University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown University
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