Communication Day Symposium discusses career pathways on Nov. 11

The Penn State Berks Communication Arts & Sciences (CAS) program will host Communication Day, featuring a symposium titled ?What?s Your Pathway?? on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Freyberger Gallery, located in the Perkins Center. This event is free and open to the campus community. 

Communication Day will begin at noon with an informational table outside of Tully?s in the Perkins Student Center, highlighting the Communication Arts & Sciences program and featuring a sampling of alumni stories, as well as information on some of the organizations and clubs, service-learning projects, faculty and student research, and course-related trips within the degree program.

At 3 p.m., the college community is invited to the Freyberger Gallery to attend the symposium ?What?s Your Pathway?? which will discuss the myriad of directions an individual can take with a degree in Communication Arts & Sciences. The symposium features CAS alumni and community leaders who are employed in a wide variety of communication disciplines, as well as current students ranging from sophomores to seniors. The program will highlight how alumni successfully transitioned from students to working professionals and will discuss the transferrable nature of the communication discipline. Members of the CAS Advisory Council will participate as panelists and audience members.

The growth and popularity of communication programs has recently received increased attention in academic media outlets. Employees who are critical thinkers with strong interpersonal communication skills and clear well-structured writing are in high demand.

Communication Arts and Sciences is a four-year Bachelor of Arts program available at Penn State Berks. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Catherine Catanach at 610-396-6159 or via e-mail at [email protected].