Alumni Outreach

VIDEO: Career Advice for Communication Majors, Created by Members of the Department of Communication Alumni Council

Communication Majors' Careers, Experiences, Profiles, and Salary Potential

The Department of Communication at UCSB has graduated nearly 10,000 students with Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees.  Our graduates enter the professional world prepared to contribute their knowledge, expertise, vision, and leadership in a wide range of fields. [Photo: Alumni participants at 2016 Career Day]
In February 2011, we surveyed our Alumni to learn about their careers and career experiences; see Alumni Career Survey Results (.pdf).  Here's a 2018 snapshot of our Alumni's employment percentages by function, and some of their employers.


To learn more about our graduate student alumni and their accomplishments, see Graduate Alumni Profiles. To post your own profile, visit the LinkedIn group (see below).

UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication graduates are among the highest salary earners!  See Best Schools For Communications Majors by Salary Potential:

Alumni Giving

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Your support ensures that the UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication will always have the resources to attract the brightest undergraduate and graduate students and the finest scholars. The success of our program enables us to conduct leading-edge teaching and research creating new knowledge and developing leaders of tomorrow. Please visit the Department Giving page to learn about how your gift will make a difference in our program.

Alumni Participation

The Communication Alumni Council was formed in the Fall of 2009 to provide the Department with input on alumni networking, career education, and development opportunities.  The Department's faculty and the Alumni Council are working to ensure that the UCSB Communication alumni network flourishes and that our valued graduates have the resources they need to achieve their professional goals, both now and in the future. We invite you to get involved and make a difference in the lives of our students.  Here are some ways that you can participate:

  • Serve as a panelist for Communication Career Day
  • Be a speaker at a Departmental Internship workshop
  • Be a virtual advisor for our LinkedIn group members
  • Speak to our student-run Communication Association
  • Help serve at a Commencement Reception
  • Be a guest speaker in a Communication class
  • Provide an internship to a Communication student
  • Join the Communication Alumni Council

Connecting with Us

Find out more about involvement opportunities on our Communication Career Day, Communication Internship Mixer, Digital Mentoring, Internships & Jobs, and Senior Comm Connect pages.  For more information, contact Chair and Professor Tamara Afifi at

Please stay in contact! Send us or update your contact information so we may update our alumni directory and include you in future newsletters. Just click on this link:  Or, contact Leslie Klonoff, Chair of the Alumni Council's Engagement Team, at

Click on the button to visit the Communication Student-Alumni, UCSB Facebook page.

Click on the button to visit or join our student-alumni UCSB Department of Communication group on LinkedIn.