The Department of Communication Studies
"Majoring in Corporate Communication has made me a more effective speaker and an empathetic, open-minded listener. Effective communication is at the core of our everyday lives, and each of our successes can be traced to how well we communicate with others. From presenting in class, to collaborating in a group, or to negotiating a multi-million dollar deal with an important business stakeholder: communication is key. I owe many of my successes, including my leadership in Baruch's Conversation Partners Program, to the various communication courses I have taken in the Department of Communication Studies."
"The Intercultural and International Communication major allows me expand on my interest in other cultures—whether they be nationalities or social. Learning how to communicate between cultures is needed in our globalized society in business and global politics. I hope to be able to pursue a career in either international business or international politics. In international business I can play a role in being the link between countries for a company. A career like this would also feed my want to travel the world and see it. A career in international politics would allow me to use my interest in cultures and create positive communication between nations."
“When choosing my major, I was presented with a wonderful new choice: The major in Communication Studies. As someone who is greatly interested in communal political engagement, I am captivated by all of the courses in my chosen focus of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, as well as the variety of other courses offered the major. I have seen an overall improvement in my understanding of others and myself, and I am excited that I am able to connect ideas between the seemingly different discussions within my various courses. I am ever-grateful for being offered a program that has already been so beneficial to both my professional and personal competence.”
"I knew Communication Studies was for me since I attended The High School for Innovation in Advertising and Media. I had my first paying client for a project called DCMET (focusing on the decrease of student drop-out rates), and I enjoyed sharing my ideas and being creative. The internships that I've completed and the executives that I had the privilege of being mentored by also played a vital role in my decision to major in Communication Studies. I chose the concentration in Digital Communication and Culture to expand my knowledge of media and media production and to make a difference through innovation."
"I chose the Minor in Communication Studies because I knew the skills I would learn and develop would benefit me indefinitely, both personally and professionally. The rapid spread of globalization has
created the necessity to communicate with people from many different backgrounds. As a result of my studies, I now have a higher level of confidence when communicating with my coworkers, friends, and family. It has become easier to express my ideas and interpret theirs. In my opinion, these courses are fundamental to becoming a well-rounded world citizen."
"I decided to become a Minor in Communication Studies because, as a major in Business/
International Marketing, effective communication skills are needed. Three very important communication courses I took are Intercultural Communication, which has allowed me the opportunity of interacting with various cultures and becoming exposed to those that I was ignorant towards; Business Communication, which has taught me the language of the how to communicate in the corporate world (through business reports, letters, memos, e-mail, etc.); and Persuasion, where I learned how to present a persuasive argument effectively. These courses have helped me get closer to my future goal."
"I was extremely shy and found it difficult to express myself in front of other people, but in the course
COM 1010: Speech Communication I learned techniques and now I’m able to open up and express myself clearly. I’ve been able to see it in other students as well. The class is not exclusively based on public speaking but speech writing, research, group assignments, and body language. Overall, the textbook The Art of Public Speaking, my professor, and materials my professor provided have all helped me battle my fear throughout this course. This has been a very fundamental course, and I will definitely use the things I’ve learned later on in life."
"The world is changing every day. Whether it is managing reputation, handling a crisis, or conducting business internationally, communicating effectively is the key to success. This is why I chose the MA in Corporate Communication. Not only did this program teach me how to think on my feet, it also helped me view each situation using different angles. I plan to use my degree to advance the public relations strategies of my company and to expand our relations internationally."
"I am an MBA student in Finance. The reason I chose a communication class (International Business Communication) as my general elective is because I deeply believe that, in the 21st century, a person’s most competitive ability lies in his or her communication skills. This is a world inhabited by human beings, not software or hardware. It is humans we face everyday. With excellent communication skills, you will not only have more chances in this competitive world but also work and live more enjoyably."
Professors Goodman and O'Keefe Bazzoni with MA in Corporate Communication alumni Simone Byrd (PhD, Howard, 2008) and Brian Higgins at the Corporate Communication Institute's 2008 conference in Wroxton in Oxfordshire, England.
Spring 2008 interns at the New York Stock Exchange, Fernanda Arantes, Shahriar Rahman and Suzzane Chinnock. This photograph was taken by Mel Nudelman, the professional photographer of New York Stock Exchange.
Damien Watson, a Specialist for La Branche, showing the interns what Specialists do on a daily basis.
Graduates Stacyann Weir-Henry (left) and Yana Berkovich (right) with a colleague at Lord & Taylor, where Yana works in the PR Department and Stacyann completed an internship.
Communication Studies minor Walter Barrientos speaks at a rally in New York City in April 2006.
Corporate Communication major Rene Maynard on Study Abroad in Naples ...
... and Barcelona.
COM 1010: Speech Communication
(Spring 2008, Professor Susan Tenneriello)
After a semester of sharpening their public speaking acumen, the class gathered to celebrate their accomplishments.
COM 3102: Communication for Executives
(Spring 2006, Professor Jana O'Keefe Bazzoni)
COM 3069: Intercultural Communication
(Spring 2003, Professor Elisabeth Gareis)
The Spring 2003 class in intercultural communication conducted an online research project with a similar class in New Zealand. So that the New Zealanders knew how we looked, the class took photos. The class divided into three groups, and we had a photo for each group posted. (from left to right) Kim, Natalie, Kaydene, Lisa, Karla, Cindy, Gissella, Alexis, Yevgeniya, Manish
(from left to right) Yoshiko, Mathew, Maria, Wendy, Betty, Tela, Delecia, Karina
(from left to right) Nancy, Tariq, Malini, Jenny, Ka Wai, Juliana, Melissa, Vivienne, Natasha
Madison Square Garden, May 2007
Click here for videos of the morning and afternoon commencement ceremonies. Accepting symbolic diplomas for all Weissmann School of Arts and Sciences candidates in the morning are Josh Goldowsky (master's) and Yaniuska Lescaille (bachelor's), in the afternoon Stephanie Magner (master's) and Sushra Ahmad (bachelor's). Both Josh and Stephanie are graduates of the Corporate Communication MA program.
Josh on the way to receive the symbolic hood and diploma for all masters students of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences.
Marta getting ready
A job well done!