| Academics | Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing

Why Study Career Communication at Madonna University?


Employers from all types of companies identify communication skills among the most desired abilities for career success. These skills include the ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization, work in a team structure, create and edit spoken and written material, and influence others. This certificate prepares students to communicate effectively in any career they choose. Students will learn how to develop impactful and ethical verbal, nonverbal and visual messages and employ effective communication skills in a wide variety of contexts. The knowledge and skills developed in communication and writing will assist students throughout their professional and personal lives. 

Career Opportunities      Grad School   Employers of Alumni
Actor   Johns Hopkins University      Monroe Evening News
Videographer   Mount St. Mary's University   Disney

Multi-media specialist

  Emory University   Pixar Studios

News Anchor

  University of Southern California   Google

News Reporter

  Temple University   Oakland Intermediate Schools


  Cornell University   WNEM TV 5, Saginaw


Social Media Editer        
Sara Byrne

Sara (Simnitch) Byrne '11 quickly progressed from a rookie journalist to award-winning broadcast reporter. She began as a general assignment reporter at 9 & 10 Fox 32 News in the Traverse City bureau, where she remained for two years, before being promoted to evening anchor for the 7 and 10 p.m. newscasts on Fox 32. A year later, Byrne earned the anchor position for Michigan this Morning, one of northern Michigan's most-watched morning shows. "It was a true privilege to be offered that anchor chair," she said. She received two Michigan Associated Press Awards and two Michigan Association of Broadcasting awards during her tenure there. Byrne serves as a freelance/fill-in reporter at WNEM TV-5 in Saginaw.

"Madonna's BCA program has grown by leaps and bounds even since I was a part of it and I couldn't be happier to see that," she said. "The state-of-the-art studio is by far the best part of the program. It helps to learn hands-on and not many colleges afford students that opportunity like Madonna does. A Catholic education was also a primary reason why Madonna was the perfect fit." "It was close to home, had intimate class sizes, had a religious base and was very affordable for a private college," she said.