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.
|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
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
- Her Campus Magazine
- NU Debate Society
- Northeastern Political Review
- Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine
- Tastemakers Magazine
- The Huntington News
- Woof Magazine
- WRBB 104.9 FM Campus Radio
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. 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.