Communication Studies

Overview

Communication Studies brings together elements of the social sciences and the humanities under one central concern: the study of humans’ communicative capacities. This might involve studying the ways in which those capacities have developed and congealed into technologies, social forms and practices. It might involve analyzing the impact of these communicative styles, strategies, and practices on political, cultural and economic development. Communication Studies can include the study of humans’ symbolic systems, such as language or images, and the social relations and forms produced through those systems of communication – i.e., culture.

Concentrations:  Public Advocacy & Rhetoric; Organizational Communication; Media Studies

Job Titles

Advertising Manager* Photojournalist
College Admissions Counselor* Post Production Editor
Consumer Advocate Production Assistant
Copywriter Promoter
Corporate Trainer Proofreader
Editorial Assistant Public Relations Specialist
Event Planner Publisher
Fundraiser Radio/TV Announcer
Labor Relations Specialist Researcher
Legislative Aide Sales Representative
Management Analyst* Script Writer
Market Research Analyst Sound Engineer
Media  Manager* Sportscaster
Narrator Technical Writer
News Writer

Positions that may require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).

Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.

Employers

Banks Museums
Business Communications Newspapers
E-Commerce Sites Non Profit Organizations
Hospitals Public Relations Firms
Libraries Radio and TV Stations
Local/State/ Federal Government Schools/Colleges and Universities
Marketing firms Telecommunications Organizations

Internships

These sample titles can be used to research internship opportunities in the field.

  • Communication Intern
  • Copywriting/PR Intern
  • General Publishing Intern
  • Marketing Intern
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Social Media Intern

Also see:  Communications Resources

To search for internship opportunities, log in to HuskyCareerLink, Career Services’ online job and internship bank for opportunities with employers seeking to hire NU students.

 

Co-ops

For more information, please visit the department’s website.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.

Resources

Career & Job Websites

 

Campus Organizations & Activities

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professionals in the field you may contact for informational interview requests and networking opportunities.

 

Social Media

Sample LinkedIn.com Groups providing resources such as industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities within the field: