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What Can I Do With A Major In Communication?

Communication, broadly conceived, is the purposeful exchange of symbolic information. Viewed as human behavior, communication can be examined both in terms of its process and its outcomes and effects. The program of study defines a range of communication problems, determines the appropriate method of inquiry, and searches for answers to the important questions involving the role of communication in individual relationships, in societal settings, in corporate structures, and in global interdependence. The undergraduate major program allows for concentration in a specific area, such as Broadcast Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations/Promotions, and Organizational Communication.

Communication graduates find opportunities in a wide variety of careers in business, education, government and the non-profit sectors. Skills in verbal and written communication are one of the most sought after characteristics employers look for when hiring. Radio and TV, advertising and public relations, publishing, sales, and financial services are but a few of the many areas in which these graduates find employment. Any work that involves communicating as its focal point is a potential career field. The communications industry is a competitive one, and experience, via an internship, is essential.

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Sample of Related Occupations

Account Executive

Admissions Counselor

Advertising Manager

Audio/Visual Specialist

Bank Officer

Broadcast Journalist

College Professor

Consumer Advocate

Copy Writer

Hotel Manager 

Instructional Program Designer 


Media Buyer




Personnel Specialist

Public Relations Specialist

Real Estate Broker


Script Writer

Social Services Administrator


Technical Writer

Traffic Manager 

For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Professional Associations & Additional Career Information

American Communication Association

Association for Business Communication

Association for Women in Communications

International Association of Business Communicators

Magazine Publishers of America

National Association of Broadcasters

National Communication Association

Public Relations Society of America

Society for Technical Communication

Society for Human Resource Management

Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities

Communication majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.

The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunities where the employer was specifically looking for communication majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

AdEdge Online Marketing - Internet Marketing Salesperson

Aetna, Inc. - Learning Services Assistant Co-op

American Lung Association of New England - Special Events Internship

AXA Equitable - Marketing Internship

Barnes Group, Inc. - Human Resources Summer Internship

Buckley Radio - Account Executive

Connecticare - Part-time Operations Communication Internship

Connecticut Main Street Center - Marketing, Public Relations & Communications Internship

Consolidated School District of New Britain - Public Relations Internship

Connecticut Small Business Development Center - Business Development Management Assistant

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity - Virtual Internship Program

Gerber Technology, Inc. - Recruiter Internship

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center - Public Relations/Marketing Internship

Hispanic Recruitment Services - Writing/Communications Internship

Juran Institute - Marketing Assistant

Legrand Wiremold - Digital Marketing Coordinator

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Marketing/Public Relations Internship

MetLife Financial Group - Marketing Internship

Mintz & Hoke Communications Group - Public Relations Internship

Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration - Marketing & Public Relations Internship

Mystic Arts Center - Development & Marketing Internship

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Public Relations/Communications Internship

New England Revolution - Communications Internship

NFP Sports, LLC - Marketing Internship

Nutmeg Public Access TV - Production Internship

Park Group Solutions, LLC - Social Media Internship

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England - Campus Action Internship

Porter & Chester Institute - Journalism Internship

Real Art Ways - Communications Internship

Rome, Smith & Lutz - Lobby Internship

Summitt Technologies - Human Resources Assistant

The Connecticut Network (CT-N) - Video Production Assistant

The Connecticut Whale - Sports Management Internship

The ReCONNstruction Center - Marketing & Public Relations Internship

TNT Fireworks - Marketing Internship

United Technologies Corporation - Operations Analysis Co-op, ACE Certification Program Support & Analysis Co-op

Visual Technologies, Inc. - Business Analyst Internship

Waterford Speedbowl - Communications/Marketing Internship

Weatherby & Associates, P.C. - Marketing Internship

Web Solutions, Inc. - Client Services Representative

WRNN-TV - News Internship, Operations/Production Internship, Traffic Internship

WTNH News Channel 8 - Broadcast Journalism Internship