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A great big thank you to several of our Business Communication students and faculty members who volunteered to help with the Alumni Office's annual Breakfast with Santa event. Dr. Leeanne Bell McManus and Professor Chip Rouse invited students to serve as elves for the morning, helping with face painting and arts & crafts for the guests. The students, including Lauren Novsak, who took a leadership role in the event planning, were happy to step up with their faculty for an exciting Saturday morning. They included Grace Clark, Alyssa Dahle, Paul Farrell, Christine Favata, Zaria Greene, Olivia Hare, Hannah Krasinski,  Alyssa Maher, Maya Murphy, and Leah Wittler. Alums Tara Shismanian and Nick Farano were helping out as well, and BizComm visitors included Ashley Kline Bartkowiak and family, and Michele Giannini Price and family.

Which program is right for you?

So you want the top skills sought by employers? Communication programs contain a variety of options to study and explore communication skills, and degree seekers have options to consider in selecting coursework. Stevenson’s communication programs offer different focus areas to help students craft their path to their desired interests and potential career. What’s the difference between Business Communication and Communication Studies at Stevenson?


Business Communication

Bachelor of Science

Communication Studies

Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts

Is this program right for me? The Business Communication program is designed for students who know they want to work in public relationsmarketingsocial media, or event planning. Business Communication supports students with a branding mindset, allowing them to maximize their career options through interdisciplinary classes and work experience in required internships. Designed in partnerships with experts in the field, students in Business Communication have access to the knowledge and skills in communication, business, writing, technology, and design required for the ever-changing strategic communication needs of organizations. The Communication Studies program is designed for students who want the communication skills they know businesses need. Students gain transferable skills which broaden their employment options and enrich their personal and professional relationships. Communication Studies supports students with an entrepreneurial mindset, allowing them to maximize their career options through specialized electives, working in multiple internships, or exploring undergraduate research. This program allows students to expand their education options with a potential double major, minor(s), and prepares them for graduate school.
What skills will I learn in this program?
  • Verbal and Written Communication skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Management
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Basic Design
  • Storytelling
  • Technology
  • Basic Management Principles
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Event Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Social Media
  • Creativity
  • Verbal and Written Communication skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Management
  • Collaboration
  • Problem Solving
  • Leadership
  • Effective Listening
  • Persuasive Strategies
  • Group Dynamics
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Competent Code Switching
  • Empathy
  • Open Mindedness
  • Contextual Awareness
  • Adaptability
What jobs or internships can I get with my degree after graduation?
  • Marketing/Design Account Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Event Coordinator
  • Corporate Communications
  • Sports Communication
  • Advertising
  • Community Relations
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Training/Development Specialist
  • Hospitality/Customer Service
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Patient Advocacy/Relations
  • Financial Services
  • Recreation/Tourism Management
  • Graduate School
What are some highlights or cool features about this program that I can look forward to?
  • Experiential learning through required internships in the business world with a network of support including faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Build a brand! Develop a story for yourself, as well as for others
  • Positions students to begin working immediately upon graduation

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  • Practical application of theory in service- based learning courses where students will learn transferrable skills sought by employers: communicating effectively (written and verbal) in all contexts
  • Flexible options allow you to connects skills and passions for a personalized career with minor(s) or double major
  Request Information about Communication Studies

Business Communication senior Paul Farrell noted on LinkedIn that from Nov. 24-25, he spent time at the 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship & Campus Compact Conference.

Paul writes, "To say that I am grateful is an understatement. What an amazing privilege it was to learn among some of the next grassroots leaders of America. Encouraging to learn how I can further impact lives as the 2018 Newman Civic Fellow at Stevenson University."

"Campus Compact, a Boston-based non-profit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, chooses 268 students who make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. The Newman Civic Fellowship is a one-year fellowship for community-committed college students from Campus Compact member institutions," according to the organization's website. (Photo from LinkedIn)

What a surprise to see this LinkedIn photo of two outstanding Business Communication graduates -- Ali Winer and Bridget Forney Deise -- together attending the Baltimore Public Relations Council’s “Morning With The Baltimore Sun” event on Monday, Nov. 26. Both of these public relations professionals work at Profiles, a Baltimore-area PR, marketing, communications, and events firm. The event was held at Spark Baltimore. 
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