A communication arts and sciences degree prepares students for a wide range of careers for a wide range of employers. This includes multinational corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, federal, state, and local government agencies, law offices, and medical centers. Department alumni can be found working in almost any type of organization.
Through hard work, networking, and student group involvement, our students have been able to pursue careers and secure internships with the employers of their choice.
Career Planning Resources
The Career Enrichment Network: This college resource is for students who are seeking opportunities to engage in career-related, international, and professional development activities.
Nittany Lion Careers: This university resource connects students to thousands of internship, research, and job opportunities. The advisers can also help you plan for your internship or career.
Mentor Program: This program is meant to connect current undergraduate students with a College of the Liberal Arts alumni mentor. Mentors help students navigate the academic, professional, and extracurricular challenges they face at Penn State.
CliftonStrengths: The CliftonStrengths (formerly StrengthsFinder®) assessment can assist you with discovering and understanding your strengths and talents.
LA 103 – Professional Development for Liberal Arts Students: This one-credit course provides liberal arts students with the techniques and information necessary to specify and implement post-graduation educational and career plans.
CAS for Pre-Law: The department offers a number of courses that are useful to future law students. These include:
- CAS 215: Argumentation
- CAS 302: Social Influence
- CAS 321: Rhetoric and Law
- CAS 375: Rhetoric and Public Controversy
- CAS 404: Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
- CAS 426W: Communication Ethics
- CAS 497A: Interpersonal Influence
Nancy Mosser Bailey
Biography:While at Penn State, Bailey cultivated interests in theatre and television broadcasting that turned into a life-long career. After graduating in 1978 with a degree in Speech Communication, Bailey’s first job was in production at Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate which lead to work on Mister Rogers’s Neighborhood. Bailey freelanced as a producer and as a director in both Pittsburgh and Boston. Bailey also produced corporate videos for a Boston-based software company. In 1990, HBO hired Bailey for casting on a film. Now, Bailey is the owner and casting director of Nancy Mosser Casting.
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