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UW Oshkosh Communication Studies
Phone: (920) 424-4427
Location: Arts & Communication
Center, Room S123/S127

Where Are They Now?

Many students who have chosen a communication major have furthered their career goals shortly after college. Read about current communication studies students as well as UW Oshkosh alumni.

Anthony Miller ’13

‘I beat the Odds:’ UW Oshkosh graduate Anthony Miller – Spring 2013 Ceremonies

Natalee Kasmiskie ’11

“At first, I loved giving speeches.  I thought that was all there was to it.  However, I’ve learned that there is SO much more to Speech Communication than what I ever expected.  I really appreciate the student culture in the major- everyone is very supportive of one another and willing to take the time to share experiences and ideas.”

“The Small Group Communication course has influence me the most.  It taught me how to best communicate within a small group– a part of life that we are almost constantly in.  By participating in one group for an entire semester, I learned how to find the positives and work through conflicts.”

Melissa Graber 10′

Development Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region

“You can do just about anything in the business world with a Communication Studies major and the classes speak the tone of ‘real world’ life.  The program wasn’t just another set of classes.  It was the journey to the next chapter of my life.”

“The program gave me the confidence to get out in my career and run with it.  I never thought I would be a Director at age 25, but the program game me the confidence to get out in my career and run with it.  Without the great professors that gave me that confidence, I do not know where I would be today.”

“The professors make you think ‘big picture.’  I sometimes felt as though we were dissecting something in science class, but really we were dissecting the most important thing–communication– on all different levels.”

Katelyn Reitz 08′

Graduate of 2008 and Peace Corps Volunteer

“Someone once told me, ‘a Communication degree will not only aid in a successful professional career, but it will help you develop strong communication skills that will be invaluable in your personal life,’ and I believe this is most true for me.  I know that my education in communication will always be an integral part of who I am.  It prepared me to be more cognizant of nuances related to interpersonal communication both those spoken and especially those unspoken.”

“My Communication degree has been helpful in my life overseas in many ways.  I live and teach in a country where I do not speak the native language so I have had many opportunities to apply many non verbal ‘lessons’ from classes at UW Oshkosh.  My living conditions are quite different than in American and I have learned how to exchange invaluable information like ‘When does the bus arrive at this stop?’, or ‘How long will the electricity be out?’  All of this is done with very little spoken words.”

“I would encourage students to give the program a try and you will be intrigued by the classes.  I remember being hooked after the introductory class.  I didn’t like speeches, but I knew the skill is important and I wanted to be better at speaking in front of groups.  Try to match programs with who you want to be versus who you are today.”

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