Department of Communication


The communications department is committed to empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers.

Top 5 Industries of Rollins Communication Alumni

Rollins Communication graduates have gone on to a variety of careers and are ready to meet changing workforce demands. Talk to faculty about the many career paths available.


The study of communication leads to professional success and responsible leadership in a global community. Communication students are self-aware, critical thinkers skilled at individual and group communication, deep listening, and relationship building. They are creative problem-solvers, attune to the social, cultural, and political environment. Our three concentrations prepare students to work in a variety of industries and be agile in a rapidly changing, diverse world.

The NACE survey reveals that employers want employees skilled in written and verbal communication, problem solving, leadership, teamwork, analytical reasoning, and interpersonal relationships. Employers also want professionalism and a strong work ethic.

These are certainly characteristics of a Rollins’ Communication student. Communication students pursue careers in Consulting & Training, Employee Relations, Crisis Management, Social Media Management, Strategic Communication, Market Research, Health Education & Consultancy, Project Management, Campaign Direction, Health Administration, and Social Entrepreneurship. Graduates of our program find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors.

Alumni Profiles

Ann Marie Varga ’82 ’12MHR

After a stint writing for the circus and a decade on staff at Rollins in the Public Relations and Community Affairs office, Ann Marie Varga is now the Communications Manager for Orange County. In 2015, she was named a Woman of Achievement in Public Service by the Women’s Executive Council.
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Chris Russo ’82

It’s hard to believe that animated sportscaster Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, host of his own satellite radio show, is the same man an Orlando radio station once sent for speech therapy. His unusual voice, which has been described as reminiscent of Jerry Lewis, Archie Bunker, Daffy Duck, and Elmer Fudd, certainly has not hurt his career.
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