Interpersonal-Organizational Communication

Phone: 715-346-3409


UW-Stevens Point Interpersonal-Organizational Communication graduates at work

  • Matt Abbrederis ‘95Principal Consultant, Ponto Solutions Inc., St. Louis
  • Nora Boomer ‘03Recruitment Consultant, Ministry Health Care, Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Dennis Peterson ‘78Executive Vice-President, Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wis.


Phone: 715-346-3409

Choose Interpersonal-Organizational Communication at UW-Stevens Point

Students who study interpersonal and organizational communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point explore the complex nature of communication in everyday life and its importance to success in business and personal contexts. Students gain skills in working in teams, managing conflict, assessing and improving workplace communication, interviewing and conducting research.

Career opportunities in Interpersonal-Organizational Communication

With an average placement rate of more than 90 percent, our graduates continue their success in the professional workplace. Students learn highly transferrable skills for careers in sales, health care, customer relations, management, corporate training, and more. Job possibilities are limited only by a student’s imagination.

See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Building your résumé

The Division of Communication has sponsored a successful internship program for many decades. In today’s competitive job market, many employers prefer graduates who have demonstrated their abilities in a successful internship.

Students consider internships to demonstrate their workplace success to prospective employers and earn inside tracks to getting full-time positions after graduation. Our students have completed successful internships with a variety of organizations and businesses throughout the country, including media organizations, public relations firms, governmental offices, entertainment venues, corporations and nonprofit groups.

Outside the classroom

Students are encouraged to join student organizations. Organizations meet on a regular basis and contribute actively to student life by sponsoring trips and special events, and raising awareness of contemporary issues.
Officers work with faculty advisers, the department, the College of Fine Arts and Communication and the university to facilitate conferences, workshops, lectures and special events. Currently, our student organizations are The Pointer student newspaper, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), SPTV student television and WWSP-90FM student radio. The Student Involvement and Employment Office offers many other opportunities for student to get involved.

Student support services

The Communication Arts Center is located in the heart of campus, just behind Old Main Hall and next to the Dreyfus University Center. The historic 50,000-square-foot building boasts some of the newest communication technology available and state-of-the art classroom facilities, while still maintaining its charm and beautiful architecture.

Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policies and their willingness to help with recommendations, advice about jobs, graduate schools and dilemmas encountered by students. The department affiliates closely with UW-Stevens Point’s Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for students and alumni.