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Communication

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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Communication majors
Where they got hired: Communication, Class of 2013     

Overview of major

The study of communications provides students with a critical understanding of communication processes and industries, and their impact on society. The department combines a strong, professionally-oriented program and commitment to experience-based learning with an emphasis on critical thinking, observation, analysis and writing.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Teacher
  • Reporter
  • Assistant Editor
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Marketing Brand Assistant
  • Marketing and Events Assistant
  • Account Coordinator
  • Associate Editor
  • Sales Assistant
  • Advertising Sales Coordinator
  • Production Assistant
  • Junior Media Buyer
  • Analyst
  • Event Coordinator
  • Assistant Media Planner
  • Communications Director
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Development Associate

Examples of internships

  • Art Now Magazines
  • New York Post
  • Baltimore City Paper
  • MGH Public Relations
  • C&E Communications
  • PRIMEDIA
  • CERA Products, Inc.
  • Stanton Communications, Inc.
  • Clear Channel Outdoor
  • TBC Advertising
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Fannie Mae
  • TNC Direct
  • Fox45 Impressions Marketing Communications

Possible career fields

Advertising

  • Creative services
  • Media
  • Research
  • Account services
  • Admininistration
  • Print production
  • Marketing
  • Publishing

Book publishing

  • Editorial
  • Sales
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Promotion
  • Publicity
  • Production
  • Textbooks

Television

  • News
  • Programming–production
  • Advertising sales
  • Promotion

Radio

  • News
  • Sales
  • Programming
  • Production
  • Promotion

Public relations

  • Research
  • Media relations
  • Special events
  • Fundraising
  • Risk & crisis communication

Technical writing
 

Possible work settings

  • Advertising agencies
  • Corporate advertising departments
  • Media
  • Publishers: tradebooks, paperbacks, religious etc.
  • Newspapers
  • Wire services
  • Online publishers
  • Consumer magazines
  • Cable television
  • Business corporation
  • National networks
  • National public radio

Important skills and abilities

  • Statistics, data interpretation & writing experience for research
  • Persistence
  • Assertiveness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Confidence
  • Knowledge of printing & production
  • Showmanship
  • Proofreading ability
  • Competitive & creative spirit

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • 100 Careers in Film and Television (COM Category)
  • Job Surfing: Media and Entertainment (COM Category)
  • Opportunities in Event Planning Careers (COM Category)
  • Great Jobs for Communication Majors (COM Section)
  • Advertising and PR Employers (COM Section)
  • Career Opportunities in The Publishing Industry (COM Section)
  • Best Jobs for the 21st Century (CP Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Communication majors

  • MS, Health Promotions Management
  • JD
  • MS, Broadcast Journalism
  • Master of Public Administration
  • MA, Secondary Education
  • MA, Magazine, Newspaper, On-line
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Management and International Business

Where they got hired: Communication, Class of 2013

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 85 percent of the Class of 2013 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2013 communication majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

(add)ventures - marketing specialist
15Four - account manager
Aaron Perseghin - client services technician
ACE Leadership High School, Jesuit Volunteer Corps - community engagement coordinator
AdForum - junior account executive
AmerisourceBergen Corporation - coordinator, good neighbor pharmacy program operation
AON - associate broker
Bayard Advertising - digital strategist
Bentley Systems - subscriptions sales representative
Borcz Dixon - content writer
C & S Mechanical - manager
Calvin Klein, Inc. - creative services coordinator
Caroline Valentino - assistant account executive
Christ Community Church - student ministries director
CPXI - junior publisher development manager
Data Storage Corporation - marketing analyst
DKC - publicity assistant
Emanate PR - intern
Erie - title not reported
Experian Marketing Services - account manager
First Manhattan Consulting Group - analyst
Food Depot - manager
Hapoel Kazrin/Galil Elion Basketball Team - professional basketball player
Himmelrich PR - account associate
IMRE - associate account executive
Initiative - assistant media planner
Jay Franco & Sons - licensing coordinator
Kate Spade - sales associate
Keller Williams of Central PA East - office coordinator
Kelly & Associates - KMS broker services representative
Kforce - field business development associate
LehmanMillet - account coordinator
Lineage Interactive - community manager
Listen Up Philip Productions Inc. - assistant production office coordinator
Lucky Magazine - ad sales assistant
Madison Square Garden - web editor
Maxus - national broadcast assistant
MEC Global - social media associate
Milestone Media Group - design intern
Millennial Media - account manager intern, traffic coordinator
Mindshare - associate search, media planner
MKTG Inc. - assistant event manager
Mode PR - intern
Mosaic Night Club - concierge
Mutual of America - conversion analyst
Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP - paralegal
National CineMedia (NCM) - national sales coordinator
New Jersey Devils - communications department intern
Omnicom Media Group - assistant strategist, assistant strategist-digital
Pamplona Capital Management - administrative assistant
Penguin Group USA - intern-berkley art
Private Family - au pair
Prudential Financial - group sales representative
Rubin Postaer and Associate - account assistant
RuffaloCODY - program center manager
Saatchi & Saatchi - assistant media planner
SAVEUR Magazine - sales assistant
SIFMA - associate-conferences & events
Sircle Media - art director
SocialToaster, Inc. - VP of social strategy
St. Gabriel's College - english & math teacher, english teacher, teacher (2), teacher assistant
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. - marketing & sales specialist (3)
Stansberry & Associates - member services consultant
TAELV Magazine - intern
U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division - military intelligence office, second lieutenant
United States Investigative Services - associate background investigator
Vail Resorts - snow reporter at canyons resort
WB Mason - sales representative
ZenithOptimedia Group - media trainee

Graduate/Professional Schools

Animal Behavior College - Veterinary Assistant
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Degree Not Reported
Loyola University Maryland - M.A., Emerging Media (2), MBA, Marketing
University of Pittsburgh - J.D.

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