School of Communication

Polish your writing and public speaking skills

Polish your writing and public speaking skills

In today’s knowledge-based economy, smart communicators work in challenging and diverse roles —building relationships with clients, leading teams, and developing online communities to inform and engage.

UFV’s three-course Professional Communication Essentials associate certificate can help you launch or advance your career by boosting your business writing and public speaking skills.

Combining an associate certificate in Professional Communications Essentials with another program adds value to your résumé regardless of your field by showing employers you can target messages, persuade clients, and effectively lead meetings.

Take the Professional Communication Essentials certificate while enrolled in another UFV program, or complete the certificate on its own as part of a professional development opportunity.

Career Outlook for Professional Communication Essentials

Professionals with strong public speaking and business writing skills are equipped to succeed in almost every industry or workplace environment. Good communication skills are essential for anyone entering into areas such as human resources, sales, customer services, hospitality, education, business, marketing, and more.

Highlighting a Professional Communications Essentials associate certificate on your résumé can be helpful if you are advancing to management positions within your organization.