The Event Planning Promotion Certificate is available to any students taking Communication and Journalism classes.
From national and international corporate parties, national political conventions, global academic conferences, and huge non-profit fundraisers, to PTO family events, local weddings, and scouting retreats, the demand for accomplished event planners is significant and growing. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of event planning is expected to grow with faster than average grow over the next 10 years. By completing the courses in this certificate program, students will gain the specific skills necessary to effectively to plan and promote public events, allowing them to be successful in this rapidly growing field.
After completing this certificate, students will be able to:
The Communication Competence Certificate is available to any major at the University, including communication journalism majors or minors.
Demand for effective communication skills in employees continues to be a top priority in hiring and in promotion decisions at companies large and small. According to the National Communication Association (NACE Outlook Survey), employers continuously identify the “ability to communicate effectively both inside and outside the organization” as the number one skill necessary in an employee at any level within their company. The Communication Competence Certificate offers theoretical, applied, and practical communication knowledge and skill sets that will benefit the student professionally and personally . The classes in Communication Competence focus on incorporating knowledge and skills in realistic settings. Individuals who earn the Certificate will develop key aspects of communication competence, effectiveness and appropriateness and will be able to interact with others from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
After completing the certificate, students will be able to: