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Communication Arts Careers

Students with a degree in Communication Arts have a variety of careers to choose from. Career possibilities include:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Communication education
  • Public relations
  • Electronic media, television, print and radio broadcasting
  • Business communication
  • Government and politics
  • High-tech industries
  • Health care
  • International relations and negotiations
  • Law
  • Social and human services

Communication Arts internships

A key ingredient in the Communication Arts curriculum is internships. In internships students earn course credit for working at off-campus locations in the profession of their choice. An internship is required for all Communication Arts majors. For more information, please visit the Internship & Career Services site.

An internship often is the first step through the door of a promising professional communication arts career.

Communication Arts majors have participated in experiential learning through internships. Students have applied their communication knowledge to the workplace in the following areas:

  • CSC College Relations
  • KCSR advertising and sales
  • KCSR on-air talent
  • Chadron Record reporter
  • Chadron Hospital human resources
  • Conflict Resolution Center, Scottsbluff, Neb.

The Communication Arts department offers extra-curricular activities that provide students the experience employers seek from new graduates or graduate schools seek from candidates. CA is home to the college's award-winning, weekly student newspaper The Eagle, and one of CSC's newest organizations, the Public Relations Club. The department also encourages academic research and provides students opportunities to work with faculty or perform independent research projects.

The Eagle

The Eagle, the voice of Chadron State since 1920, welcomes incoming freshmen in order to provide those students ground-floor experience. Working with the latest in Macintosh computers, the staff produces The Eagle using up-to-date versions of Adobe’s InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Illustrator. The Eagle photography staff is provided with a digital-imaging equipment pool.

Awards won by the Eagle Staff.

Public Relations Club

The Public Relations Club helps plan events within the campus and community and additionally may assist other clubs on campus with promoting their events. Moreover, the club periodically attends communication conferences and networks with current public relations practitioners working in the field. Any and all students are encouraged to be a part of the Chadron State College Public Relations Club. Membership is open to all students who have the desire to strengthen and utilize their public relations and communication skills.

The PR Club includes:

Networking opportunities such as educational field trips to Omaha, Minneapolis, Rapid City, etc.

The creation and implementation of events such as:

  • Battle of the Bands
  • Bump, Set, Scout
  • Fall Festival,
  • Helping a Hero Ball

Need assistance with your campus/community project? The PR Club is here to help!

Please contact: Dr. Shaunda French at or 308-432-6302

Media Analysis and Activism Club

The purpose of the Chadron State College Media Analysis and Activism Club [MAAC] is to promote the study, exploration, and awareness of media and its facets as they relate not only to to our campus, but to our world as well. As such, club meetings will feature a discussion of current world events, media trends, and industry innovations. The club is associated with two national organizations - the Associated Collegiate Press, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Media Analysis and Activism Club Facebook Page

The Big Event

The Big Event is a student-based, community service day designed to say thank you to the community of Chadron. Starting at Texas A&M University in 1982, The Big Event now occurs at 72 campuses across the nation. April 20, 2013 marked the beginning of this tradition at Chadron State College. Over 400 CSC student, faculty, and staff volunteers helped at 15 job sites in Chadron and surrounding areas. Volunteers interacted with residents at retirement communities, beautified city parks, painted in several buildings, and much more. This tradition has grown to encompass over 600 students, faculty, and community volunteers reaching over 100 different jobsites. The Big Event has grown to the surrounding communities of Chadron, including Crawford.