Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, networks, and experiences they need to succeed in the dynamic, fast-paced economy of the Communication Century.

Between the swift advance of technology in the information age, shifting cultural and geopolitical realities, and the constant evolution of messaging platforms and mediums, one thing is clear: The way we communicate as a society is more critical than ever.

The Communication Studies Department’s dynamic undergraduate curriculum and flexible requirements allow students to forge a distinctive niche within the vast and varied communication landscape, while our diverse professional network affords a wide spectrum of co-op and experiential learning opportunities, in Boston and around the world—enabling students to gain practical experience and build connections that will form the cornerstones of a successful career after graduation.

Job Titles

Advertising Manager*Photojournalist
College Admissions Counselor*Post Production Editor
Consumer AdvocateProduction Assistant
CopywriterPromoter
Corporate TrainerProofreader
Editorial AssistantPublic Relations Specialist
Event PlannerPublisher
FundraiserRadio/TV Announcer
Labor Relations SpecialistResearcher
Legislative AideSales Representative
Management Analyst*Script Writer
Market Research AnalystSound Engineer
Media  Manager*Sportscaster
NarratorTechnical Writer
News Writer

 

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). 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 interests as possible, including co-op and internships.

Employers

This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUcareers; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
Bain & Company, Inc.Putman Investments
Dancing Deer Baking CompanyRichard Lewis Media Group
New Balance Athletic ShoeRuder Finn

Industries

This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Ad Advertising/Marketing/Public RelationsGovernment (Local, State, Federal)
Healthcare  Publishing
Higher Education

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

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

Use NUcareersSimplyHired.comIndeed.com, or other internship sites to search for openings.

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

Websites for Career Exploration

Career Development Videos

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations and Activities

For additional student organizations, click here.

For additional student involvement opportunities, click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry-specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings, and networking opportunities. Review the LinkedIn Guide for tips to build a strong LinkedIn profile and visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.