Choose from five designated POEs in communication, health communication, digital media, conflict management or integrative media arts. Or, create your own. The theories and practices to understand interpersonal, intercultural and mass communication, as well as rhetoric, will provide you with a sound foundation for many careers.

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What Our Alumni Are Saying:

"Juniata College’s communication faculty have had a far more profound influence on my life than I would have anticipated any group of college professors to have. From the very first course, they were not only asking me to learn theories relevant to my field, but also to look at who I am and what I want to be."

-Laura Hess '11

  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • Communication and Media Club
  • Juniata College Emergency and Medical Services
  • The Juniatian
  • Kvasir Literary Magazine
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Newspaper Publishers Association
  • Public Relations Society of America
  • Radio-Television News Directors Association
  • WKVR 92-92.3 FM Student Radio

Stay on Target the Next Four Years

Freshman Year

Increase Self-Awareness
  • Identify interests, values and skills by using FOCUS
  • Meet with a Career Counselor and/or take NDSS 100 Career Planning
  • Develop a professional resume and upload it to JuniataJobs.com
  • Attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops throughout the year
  • Test your interests through student organizations, volunteer work and a summer job/internship

Sophomore Year

Explore Relevant Work Experience
  • Research specific careers and related qualifications
  • Become active in student organizations relevant to your POE; consider a leadership position
  • Update your resume on JuniataJobs and attend Juniata Career Day and career workshops
  • Set Social Networking sites to “private” and maintain professional behavior
  • Attend events with Juniata alumni to build your network; create a profile on Juniata Connect
  • Get a job or internship related to your field of interest

Notable Internship Sites:

  • American Education Services (AES)/PHEAA
  • Audubon
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Crown American
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform
  • PA Office of the Attorney General - Bureau of Consumer Protection
  • Pittsburgh Mediation Center
  • The Washington Center

Junior Year

Prepare for the Professional World
  • Make employment/graduate school choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and participate in Career Workshops
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Build a professional wardrobe and attend the Etiquette Dinner
  • Simulate a Mock Interview
  • Get an internship related to your field of study

Senior Year

Implement Career Choices
  • Update resume on JuniataJobs and secure quality references
  • Meet with a Career Counselor for your “Senior Meeting”; Consider registering for NDSS 205—21st Century Career Search
  • Create a LinkedIn Profile and network with professionals for job leads/grad school information
  • Network at Career Fairs: Juniata Career Day, WestPACS, CPEC
  • Apply to targeted employers/graduate schools: Follow-Up