Communication is a diverse discipline and each department is unique. At Northeastern, the Communication Studies curriculum was created to achieve three distinct objectives.
All majors should be able to:
- communicate effectively, responsibly, and ethically as local, national, international, and global citizens and leaders;
- explain the major paradigms, theories, and conceptual frameworks for understanding human communication and be capable of applying this knowledge to solve contemporary problems;
- analyze and evaluate published research, and design and conduct communication research studies using quantitative social science, interpretive, or critical methods.
|College Admissions Counselor*||Post Production Editor|
|Consumer Advocate||Production Assistant|
|Editorial Assistant||Public Relations Specialist|
|Labor Relations Specialist||Researcher|
|Legislative Aide||Sales Representative|
|Management Analyst*||Script Writer|
|Market Research Analyst||Sound Engineer|
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.
|Bain & Company, Inc.||Putman Investments|
|Dancing Deer Baking Company||Richard Lewis Media Group|
|New Balance Athletic Shoe||Ruder Finn|
|Ad Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations||Government (Local, State, Federal)|
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
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
- Vocational Biographies (username: NE Univ; password: RAZDE)
- College Life
- Comprehensive Database of Master’s in Communication Degree Programs
Career Development Videos
- Careers in Advertising, Part 1
- Careers in Advertising, Part 2
- Careers in Fashion: Part 1
- Careers in Fashion: Part 2
- Career Conversation: Careers in Non-Profit 1
- Career Conversation: Careers in Non-Profit 2
- Career Conversation: Careers in Non-Profit 3
- Career Conversation: Careers in Non-Profit 4
- Career Conversation: Careers in Non-Profit 5
- Career Conversation: Careers in Non-Profit 6
- Careers in Public Policy: Part 1
- Careers in Public Policy: Part 2
- Careers In Think Tanks and Other Research Organizations
- Communications Freelance
- Corporate Communications
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations and Activities
For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Marketing Association
- International Association of Business Communicators
- International Radio and Television Society Foundation
- National Association of Broadcasters
- National Communication Association
- Public Relations Society of America
Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups and Twitter handles. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit the Social Media and LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.
- Corporate Communications Network
- International Communication Association
- International Government Relations and Public Affairs
- Northeastern University Career Development
- Northeastern University International Students and Alumni Networking Group
- Public Relations and Communications Professionals
- sheLEADS at Northeastern