Communication Careers

What Can You Do with a Degree in Communication?

Community Relations Foreign Relations Editing Casting Director
Conflict Resolution Mediation Sales Producer
Corporate Communication Political Consulting Public Affairs Sound Designer
Customer Service Community Relations Teaching Broadcaster
Elected Office Media Relations Speechwriting Government
Human Relations Marketing Advertising Production
Management Event Planning Consulting Radio/TV
Motivational Speaking Training & Development Recruitment News Reporter
Public Relations Print Journalism Law Film Editor
Public Opinion Research Press Agentry Lobbying Fundraising

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Communication Grads Enjoy Interesting Jobs

Here are some jobs our faculty, staff, alumni, and friends have held:

Allan Margolin, media relations director for a national environmental organization.

Lauren McGlynn, attorney, executive director of a national nonprofit organization.

Patrick McNally, founder and CEO of a training corporation.

Patrick Murphy, vice-president for a public relations firm.

Debra Lampert-Rudman, community relations director for a national corporation.

Elizabeth Ford, corporate communications director.

Jack Sargent, jury consultant for trial attorneys.

Norman Hobbie, corporate industrial and public relations manager.

Freda Remmers, political campaign consultant.

David Billiter, pharmaceutical sales representative.

Jean Brown, international motivational speaker.

Millie Gonzalez, staff writer in a university relations office.

Stanley Goldstein, electronic communications manager for an international pharmaceutical company.

Ronald Applbaum, university president.

Nicole Giammarino, event planner.

Gabriel Gluck, reporter for the Star Ledger.

Meghan Gill, researcher and communication officer for the Dublin, Ireland, City council.

Cherie Kipple, corporate training and development director.

George Pierson, elementary school principal.

Carol Stavraka, director of marketing and communication for a medical school.

Maureen Reilly, public relations and special events coordinator for a national nonprofit literacy organization.

Michael Worlds, university admissions officer.

Fred Fitch, educational administrator in Spain.

Communication Grads are in Good Company

Sarah Palin earned a Journalism degree that helped launch her political career.

Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, was Chief of Staff in the Obama White House. He has a Speech Communication degree from Northwestern University.

President Lyndon Johnson taught Public Speaking at southwest Texas State University.

Actor/Director Spike Lee has a communication Degree from Indiana university.

Actor Brad Pitt took Communication classes and so did fellow actor Matthew McConaughy.

Actress Rene Zellweger enjoyed Communication classes.

“Angel” star David Boreanaz has also a Communication Degree.

“Sopranos” star James Gandolfini got his Communication Degree at Rutgers.

Basketball star “Magic” Johnson graduated in Communication from Michigan State.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donavan McNabb has a Communication Degree from Syracuse University.

Radio personality Howard Stern holds a communication Degree, too.

Matt Lauer from the “Today” show has a B.A. in Communication from Ohio University.

“Late Night” host David Letterman studied Communication at Ball State University.

Denzel Washington studied Communication during his time in college.

C-Span CEO Brian Lamb graduated from Perdue University in Communication.

Sugar Ray’s lead sing Mark McGrath holds a Communication Degree from the University of Southern California.

“Playboy” founder Hugh Heffner has a degree in Communication from the University of Illinois.

Actress meg Ryan studied Journalism.

W.W.E. wrestler Rod “Faarooq” Simmons has a Communication Degree.

Playwright William Inge earned a Communication Degree from the University of Kansas.

President Johnson’s wife, Lady Bird Johnson, had a communication Degree from the University of Texas.

Walter Cronkite has a Communication Degree from the university of Texas. Former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather has a Journalism Degree from the University of Texas.

Relationship author John Gray got his Ph.D. in communication from Columbia Pacific University.

Opera star Joyce Mallick also has a Communication Degree from the University of Kansas.

Theodore Sorensen, noted author and President John F. Kennedy’s speech-writer, got his Communication Degree from the University of Nebraska.



Dr. Christopher Lynch