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Professional Communication

Communication is the ability to effectively exchange thoughts and ideas with others through listening, speaking, writing, and nonverbal interactions. Your communication, whether it be in-person, phone, or e-mail is one of the first opportunities to showcase your strengths and value to a potential employer or graduate program.

If you are graduating soon, be sure to use an e-mail address that you will still have access to when communicating via e-mail.

Use the professional communication guide below to find sample communication for:

  • Networking Correspondence
    • Informational Interview
    • To Say Thank You
  • Business Cards
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The Job Search
    • Upcoming Interview
    • Additional Time to Accept Offer
    • Accelerated Offer Timeline
    • Accepting a Job Offer
    • Declining a Job Offer
  • Best Practices
    • Voicemail
    • E-mail