Communication Career Day

Each spring the Communication Alumni Council helps the Department sponsor Communication Career Day. On this day, dozens of alumni return to campus to participate in speed advice sessions that help our undergraduates gain insight into the variety of professions and diverse career paths chosen by our Communication alumni. This annual networking event brings 200+ Communication students together with alumni for career workshops, industry connections, and professional socializing. Students meet with alumni and receive one-on-one career guidance, learn from expert speakers, gain experience, and learn about opportunities as interns or employees, from student/alumni networking sessions.

Our alumni represent a wide array of communication careers, including media and entertainment, sales and marketing, advertising, public relations, public affairs management, law, education, training and development, human resource management, accounting and financial management, and social media. They hold positions in a variety of profit and non-profit organizations that include high tech companies, talent agencies, media organizations, public relations firms, governmental organizations, financial companies, pharmaceuticals, health care organizations, and marketing firms. This is also a great opportunity to meet with fellow alumni and give back by sharing your career experiences with the next generation of communication leaders.

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Interested in getting involved and giving back to your Department? Contact Norah Dunbar or Michael Scalise or click here to go to the Department Give page.

Career Day is a part of UCSB's All Gaucho Reunion weekend.


Save the Date for the 2021 Virtual Communication Career Day, April 24 1-3 Pacitif Time.  Check back here for more details.


Because the 2020 All Gaucho Reunion was cancelled due to the coronavirus, the April 25th 2020 Communication Career Day event not held.


Our 11th Annual Communication Career Day will be held on April 27, 2019. This event is designed to help current UCSB Comm students build a foundation for their future by connecting with professional alumni for networking and to get one-on-one career advice. We welcome all Comm alumni to join us on this exciting and informative day.

To download the full Career Day program, click here.

This is a great opportunity to meet with fellow alumni and give back by sharing your career experiences with the next generation of communication leaders.

The 2019 Communication Career Day was a huge success!  Here are four video testimonials of attending students who share their experience and key takeaways.

Miya

Riddhi

Vivian

Vyvy

Immediately following the event, we hosted a reception for alumni from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at the Corwin Pavilion. We invited our Alumni to join us for this afternoon event and stay to reconnect with other alumni and faculty.  For questions or information about this event or our alumni programs, please  email us at comm-alumnicouncil@ucsb.edu

 


For programs, lists of participants, and news articles of past Communication Career Day events, see:

2018 - 10th Annual Career Day

Click here for a Facebook photo album of the 2018 event.

Here's a 3-minute interview of Audra with Alumni Council member Justine Miller:

Here is Audra Lowe's Keynote Address on Career Planning for UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication Career Day 2018  (20 min):

Here is Maureen Carrig’s Presentation on Salary Negotiations for UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication Career Day 2018 (14 min):

Here is Jody Miller’s Presentation on Choosing Happiness as Part of Career Planning for UC Santa Barbara Department of Communication Career Day 2018 (14 min):

2017 - 9th Annual Career Day

2016 - 8th Annual Career Day

2015 - 7th Annual Career Day

2014 - 6th Annual Career Day (part of 30th Anniversary)

2013 - 5th Annual Career Day

2012 - 4th Annual Career Day

2011 - 3rd Annual Career Day

2010 - 2nd Annual Career Day

2009 - 1st Annual Career Day (part of 25th Anniversary)  Watch the 25th Anniversary slideshow created for our inaugural Communication Career Day.