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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 2014     

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.


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
  • 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


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

Book publishing

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


  • News
  • Programming–production
  • Advertising sales
  • Promotion


  • 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: trade books, 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 2014

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 89 percent of the Class of 2014 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2014 communication majors were hired or went on to graduate school:


7 Ronin Productions Company - Member/Marketing Associate
A&E Network - Assistant Account Executive
Aerie by American Eagle - Manager
Agna Scott - Volleyball Coach
Alcalde & Fay - Lobbyist Intern
Alex Cooper Auctioneers - Antique Auction House Coordinator
All Metro Healthcare - Administrative Assistant
American Society of Clinical Oncology - Marketing Associate
Anchor Staffing, LLC - Administrative Assistant
Ann Inc. - Sales Associate
Assumption University of Thailand - English Lecturer (2)
Baltimore Orioles - Community Relations 2014 Season Intern
bBIG Communications/ O'Neill and Associates - Project Coordinator-My Hockey Live/ Public Relations Intern
Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Bellmen Dispatcher
BGB Group - Office Coordinator/Executive Assistant 
CBS News - Apprentice Technician 
Chesapeake Group - Communications Coordinator
Cinedigm - OTT Intern
Crossmedia - Media Intern
ESPN - Production Assistant
FACTORY PR - Social Media Assistant
Firmenich - Fine Fragrance Coordinator
First Protocol at Goldman Sachs - Roadshow Coordinator
First Rehabilitation Resources - Marketing Communications Coordinator
Force Brands Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator
Gatehouse Media - Digital Ad Operations Specialist 
GiGi New York & Graphic Image, Inc. - Public Relations Assistant
Hand & Stone Cross - Sales Associate
Himmelrich PR - Account Associate
Horizon Media - Assistant Media Planner, Digital
Indeed.com - Client Support Specialist - Canadian Market
JCDecaux - Sales Administration Generalist
Johns Hopkins University - Athletic Communications Assistant
Johnson & Johnson - Communication Specialist
Katz Media Group - Sales Assistant
Lashes and Cosmetics, LLC - Sales Associate
Late Show with David Letterman - Music Assistant
Levin Group, Inc. - Certified Practice Analyst
LiteCloud Inc. - Business Development Executive
Loyola University Maryland - Program Coordinator Athletic Development
Manhattan College - Assistant Lacrosse Coach
Maryland Army National Guard/Trop Gun Shop - Second Lieutenant, Armor/ Range Safety Officer 
Mascuma Regional School District - Teacher
Media Storm - Planning Coordinator
Media Works Ltd - Media Assistant
Mediacom - Communications Planning Assistant
Mediaplanet - Project Manager (2)
Meltwater Group - Media Research Lead
MEMIC - Communications Intern
Mercy Vocational High School, Alliance for Catholic Education - Advancement Assistant
Mindshare - Planning Associate
Morgan Stanley - Operations Analyst
National Basketball Association - Assistant Production Coordinator
Nielsen - Watch Emerging Leaders Associate
Nine West Group - Assistant Buyer Footwear
One Call Care Management - Marketing Coordinator
Penguin Random House - Marketing Assistant
PepsiCo-Frito Lay - Sales Associates (District Sales Leaders in Training)
Pernod-Ricard - Brand Marketing Intern
Philadelphia Magazine - Sales Coordinator
Philadelphia Phillies - Season and Group Sales Representative
Pinkston Group - Account Executive
Power Plant Live! - Sales-Marketing Manager
Quinn - PR Intern
Ralph Lauren - Public Relations Associate, Sales
RDW Group - Social Media Coordinator
Revolution Digital - Account Coordinator
Richardson - Design Associate
San Diego Chargers - Inside Sales
Seiden Advertising - Associate Account Executive
Seven Affiliate Sales - Sport & Integration Sales Assistant
St. Gabriel's College - English Lecturer
Starlight Foundation - Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator 
Story Farm - Videographer/Editor/Animator
TEAM - Enterprises Promotional Specialist
The Hollywood Reporter - Sales Coordinator
TIP Medical Communications, Inc. (TIPMed) - Associate Account Manager
Videology Group - Platform Operations Associate
Voveo Marketing Group - Marketing Communications Specialist
Walt Disney World College Program Intern
WBAL TV 11 - Studio/Engineering Operations Technician
World Relief - Content Specialist (Marketing & Communications)
Yelp Inc. - Associate Account Executive
ZenithOptimedia Group - Media Trainee

Graduate/Professional Schools

Georgia State University - Degree Not Reported
Loyola University Maryland - M.A., Emerging Media
New York University - M.S., Corporate Communication
Villanova University - M.S., Church Management
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - M.S., European Society and Emerging New Media

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