Communication Career Outlook
A program that focuses on the comprehensive study of communication, and that spans the study of mass communication/media studies, old and new media technologies, social and political applications, and speech communication and rhetoric. Includes instruction in interpersonal, group, organizational, and intercultural communication; theories of communication; critical thinking, argumentation, and persuasion; written communication; printed, electronic, and digital media; rhetorical tradition and criticism; media, society, and culture; consequences and effects of mass media; media social science and criticism; and quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry.
Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a Communication major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
As a Communication major, students may develop or advance skills including mediating and problem-solving skills, research and analysis skills, writing and public speaking skills, and overall professionalism.
Graduates with a degree in Communication can work as public relations specialists, journalists, freelance writers, publishers, editors, advertising coordinators, creative writers, grant writers, technical writers, authors, educators, social media specialists, web content managers, artists, broadcasters, entertainers, researchers, account managers, fundraisers, lobbyists, production editors, scriptwriters, speechwriters, marketers, videographers, radio/podcasters, media sales associates, political activists, and corporate communication professionals.
Graduates with a degree in Communication can work within the following areas: business, sales, customer service, management, insurance, real estate, human resources, training and development, labor relations, corporate communication, office management, public relations, advertising, media, broadcasting, research, grant writing, volunteer coordination, religious work, community affairs, conflict negotiation, social service, law, education, and fundraising and development.
Graduates with a degree in Communication can work for businesses, government agencies (local/state), labor unions, financial institutions, insurance companies, consulting firms, manufacturers, computer companies, retailers, hotels and restaurants, entertainment companies, real estate firms, hospitals and healthcare organizations, public relations firms, radio and television companies, sports and entertainment companies, hospitality and tourism industry, nonprofits, professional associations, foundations, religious organizations, community centers, political parties, court systems, law firms, legal aid societies, consulting firms, and colleges and schools.
Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.
- 1871 Chicago
- 49 Marketing and Advertising Agencies in Chicago You Should Know
- 101.9FM WTMX, THE MIX
- ABC Chicago News
- BCD Travel
- Chicago Metro History Education Center, Public Relations Interns
- Chicago Magazine
- Chicago Public Radio
- Choose Chicago
- CLTV: Chicagoland's Television
- Illinois News Broadcasters Association
- Illinois Press Association
- KISS FM Radio
- National Collegiate Scouting Association
- NBC Chicago/Telemundo
- NeWave Video Productions, INC.
- TV and Broadcast Employment Services
- Weigel Broadcasting Co. (WCIU-TV)
- WGCI Radio
- WGN Radio
- WGN-TV Human Resources
- WSCR-AM, 670, The Score
- WTTW Chicago Internships
- American Advertising Federation
- American Business Women's Association
- Association for Talent Development
- American Society of Newspaper Editors
- Association for Women in Communications
- Health Sciences Communication Association
- International Association of Business Communicators
- Magazine Publishers of America
- National Association of Broadcasters
- National Communication Association
- Public Relations Society of America
- Opus Literary Arts Magazine
- WXAV 88.3 FM
- The Xavierite, the official student newspaper of SXU
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