Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.


  • Writing
  • Public speaking
  • Interacting and collaborating online and face-to-face
  • Creating context-specific messages
  • Recognizing the impact of messages on social systems
  • Researching
  • Marketing and managing people and projects
  • Analyzing communication channels
  • Influencing public discourse


  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Audience Analyst
  • Author
  • Brand Manager
  • Campaign Director
  • Communication Trainer
  • Corporate Relations Officer
  • Editor
  • Field Publicity Consultant
  • Freelance Writer
  • Grant Writer
  • Junior Copywriter
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Media Planner
  • Media Relations
  • Negotiator/Mediator
  • News Analyst
  • Producer
  • Public Information Office Writer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Reporter
  • Research Specialist
  • Sales Professional
  • Speech Writer
  • Tech Writer
  • Translator/Interpreter


  • Multimedia Organizations
  • Digital publications
  • Government, Non-Profit
  • Law firms
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio/TV/Media Outlets
  • Education Services
  • Information Technology
  • Retail/Hospitality,
  • Scientific/Technology Services
  • Finance/Insurance

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS - National Communications Association - New York State Communication Association - International Coummuication Association – Center for Communication - The Association for Women in Communication – NY Women in Communications - Association for Business Communication - Public Relations Society of America - Global Alliance - Public Relations - American Society of News Editors - American Marketing Association - International Association of Business Communicators - Social Media Association - Association for Women in Sports Media - American Copy Editors Society - Professional Speechwriters Association - Professional Writers Association - Society of Professional Journalists - National Association of Sales Professionals - The Professional Copywriters Association - Grant Professionals Association - The Association for Audience Marketing Professionals

JOB SEARCH LINKS - Media related job listings - listings for editors, writers, technical writers, journalists, medical writers and more – Opportunities in film, TV, and digital media – AdAge Careers – Jobs & internships in publishing. - TV and film production jobs Editor & Publisher Jobs - Film and TV production resources -Public relations jobs - PR Week magazine’s job site – TV Jobs - journalism jobs, internships and more – Media Jobs -  Jobs in marketing and career advice – Social media job board