Employers are desperate for employees with good communication skills. According to Kimberly Palmer in her May 15, 2012, article for US News and World Report, 7 Things Employers Want from New Grads:
A whopping 98 percent of employers surveyed by Millenial Branding in 2012 said they consider communication skills to be essential. According to Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, that means “the ability to write, compose emails, give presentations in front of others, and being able to have conversations with those across generations.” He adds that many employers believe hard skills, such as how to use a particular software program, can be easily learned, while soft skills, such as communication, need to be developed. “It takes time to master the art of communication, especially when young people are so dependent on technology instead of real-life communication,” says Schawbel. The ability to coordinate with others is closely related; 92 percent of employers said they also consider it important.
Once you've completed your communication certificate, just 4 COMM courses (see below), you will have these skills that employers seek.
Highlight your communication skills on your resume, read this Live Career article, Important Communication Skills for Resumes & Cover Letters.
Once you have completed 4 of the approved Communication courses, bring a copy of your unofficial transcripts and your completed Communication Certificate form to Helen Acosta or A.Todd Jones.
Approved Courses for the COMM certificate: