Kirk D. Snyder
  • Chair, Department of Business Communication, Professor of Clinical Business Communication

Kirk Snyder is nationally recognized as an expert on the contemporary workplace. His most recent book, Finding Work You Love: 3 Steps to Getting the Perfect Job After College (Penguin Random House, 2020), is written specifically for college students navigating a brand new world of work. He is also the author of two critically acclaimed books, The G Quotient and Lavender Road to Success. His work has been featured in publications that include the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, TIME Magazine, Fortune, strategy + business, and Wall Street Journal . He is the recipient of two USC Marshall Golden Apple Awards as well as a USC Mellon Mentoring Award.

Areas of Expertise

Business Communication
Career Development
Generational Communication
Intrinsic Motivation
Leadership Communications
New College Graduates
Professional Network Development


Business Communication

Course List

WRIT 340 - Advanced Writing
GSBA 542 - Communication for Management
BUAD 302 - Communication Strategy in Business
BUCO 552 - Defining and Communicating Your Professional Value
GSBA 541 - Foundations of Your Professional Value
GSBA 535 - Opportunity Recognition and Implementation


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