Communications Studies explores the ways in which communication constructs and reflects society and culture.
Public Relations: Knowledge of the role of public relations including how to develop a communications plan, write for various audiences and media; mediation between specialized areas within institutions; working under tight deadlines.
Communications Theory: Understanding of changes in communications technology over the centuries; communications media and their impact on society; development of mass media and their relevance to Canadian culture.
Communication: clear and persuasive communication; explaining, writing and presenting information succinctly; public speaking; compiling reports and essays; public speaking, debating and negotiating; technical writing; reporting and editing skills; attention to detail.
Interpersonal: Influencing and persuading individuals and groups; aptitude for leadership; cultural sensitivity with an ability to relate to people from different backgrounds.
Research: Qualitative and quantitative research; capacity to write many reports and fluctuate between reflective or persuasive style; data collection, processing and synthesis of vast amounts of data; interpretation of research and data.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
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