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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

Inaugurated in January 2006, the Public Relations Club actively solicits clients in need of promotional services to provide students practical experience at developing and executing PR campaigns. To date the Public Relations Club has undertaken feasibility research and promotional campaigns for several clients resulting in positive solutions. Those projects include:

  • The Nebraska Museum Association
  • Feasibility study resulting in the establishment of a local chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America
  • C-Pride, a local non-profit that works with underprivileged children
  • Promotional campaign for the CSC athletic department resulting in increased attendance at basketball games
  • Creation of brochures and flyers for local businesses
  • Creation of posters for local bands and performers

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.

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