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Professional Presentation, Minor

The Professional Presentation minor allows students to combine presentation courses offered by the Communication Studies Department with performance courses offered by the Theatre Department. The result is a minor that helps students be more creative, compelling, and professional communicators.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

Whether you are speaking at a meeting, engaging an audience, or energizing your team, effective presentation skills are essential to success. This combined Theatre/Communications Studies minor helps you become a more confident, creative, and compelling professional communicator. 

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Interests of Professional Presentation, Minor Students

  • audio
  • communication
  • entertainment
  • mass communication
  • oral
  • political
  • politics
  • public speaking
  • rhetoric
  • speech

Co-op Opportunities

  • BMF Media Group
    New York, NY
  • National Geographic Learning
    New York, NY
  • The Martha Stewart Show
    New York, NY
  • NBC Universal Television
    New York, NY
  • The Chew Productions
    New York, NY
  • Viacom
    New York, NY
  • Walt Disney World
    Orlando, FL
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Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Acting
    • public speaking
    • rhetoric
    • voice and speech
    • storytelling
    • business speaking
    • ability to work under pressure
    • creative problem-solving skills
    • critical thinking
    • leadership skills
    • listening
    • performance and presentation skills
    • project management skills
    • verbal and written communication skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • brand manager
    • campaign manager
    • campaign worker
    • creative director
    • health educator
    • human resources professional
    • lawyer
    • legislative assistant
    • lobbyist
    • media planner
    • meeting/event planner
    • personnel recruiter
    • public relations specialist
    • researcher
    • public information officer
    • development officer
    • social media manager
    • speech writer
    • writer
    • sales representative
    • administrator
    • executive

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

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Department Chair:

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor

Antonio Ocampo-Guzman

Associate Professor, Chair of Department of Theatre


Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

Marti McIntosh

Operations Manager

Academic Advisors:

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

Helena Prezio

Assistant Director of Advising

Jaclyn Ruybalid Krueger

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

Kellianne Murphy

Senior Faculty Member

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