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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 2012    

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 2012

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 80 percent of the Class of 2012 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2012 communication majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Alaska Channel – marketing
Assumption University of Thailand – assistant lecturer (2)
Boordy Vineyards – assistant director of marketing and offsite events
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. – consultant
Capital Tristate – credit assistant
Caterpillar, Inc. – inside sales representative
Citibank – personal banker
Clark Associates – videographer
Columbus Citizen Foundation – marketing assistant and silent auction coordinator
Condé Nast – executive assistant, brand development
CoStar Group – research associate
Deutsch Inc. – assistant account executive
Disney/ABC Television Group – advertising sales assistant
EMC Corporation – marketing development program associate
Euroleague Basketball – professional basketball player
EuroRSCG – creative copywriter
Fab.com – accounts payable specialist
Fidelity Investments – financial representative
Fitango – staff writer/editor
Fortitude Systems – junior account manager
Fox News Channel – production assistant
FTI Consulting – consultant
GEICO – usability analyst
Griswold Home Care – marketing account specialist
Harrison & Star – assistant account executive
Haymarket Media Group – Web assistant
High Point University – assistant women's lacrosse coach
Horizon Media – assistant brand strategist: Lifetime team
Imagine Easy Solutions, LLC – advertisement sales associate
Initiative – assistant buyer, print
Ketchum Public Relations – account coordinator
Lehman Millet – account coordinator, business development coordinator
Manpower Group – associate delivery consultant
Marchesa – public relations assistant
Maryland Wineries Association – marketing coordinator
MEC – assistant negotiator
Mediacom – assistant media negotiator
Min Engineering, Inc. – assistant marketing manager
MPG – national broadcast assistant buyer
NCC Media – sales coordinator
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office – paralegal
Philadelphia Magazine – advertising sales coordinator
Publisher’s Clearing House – account coordinator
PulsePoint – sales planner
RAPP – corporate communications associate
RE/MAX of New York, Inc. – executive assistant to the president and VP
Red Carpet Runway – graphic designer
Seasame Workshop – assistant
SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – marketing coordinator, attractions development
Smartlink, LLC – real estate specialist
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Houston Jesuit Volunteer Corps – food network  
coordinator
St. Gabriel’s College – teacher
StanleyBlack&Decker – sales coordinator
Suburban Life Magazine – associate editor
Success Academy Bronx 1, Teach for America – kindergarten assistant teacher
T3Media – account executive
The Catholic University of America, Rome Campus – office and publicity assistant
The Marino Organization – assistant account executive
The Sandpit – graphic/Web designer
Tierney – assistant account executive
U.S. Army – platoon leader
Under Armour – customer service representative
Universal McCann – portfolio associate (2)
Walt Disney World – jungle cruise skipper
Worldwide Express – account executive
YASH Technologies – sales and marketing associate

Graduate/Professional Schools

Loyola University Maryland – M.A., Educational Leadership
Quinnipiac University – M.S., Public Relations
Regis College – Communications
Relay School of Education – Elementary Education
University of Baltimore School of Law – J.D.

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