Weissman School of Arts and Sciences

Career and Advanced Study Opportunities




Communication ranks among the most pragmatic and popular fields of academic study, providing an ideal springboard many established occupations, a rapidly growing number of new careers, and a large variety of graduate and professional degrees. Please see the Overview of Career Paths and Advanced Study for more information.

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The major in the Corporate Communication specialization offered by the Department of Communication Studies prepares students for careers in the corporate communication divisions of major corporations, in public relations firms and advertising agencies, in consulting firms, and as communication specialists in the public sector or with nonprofit organizations. Moreover, with the program's strong foundation in business, students may also seek positions in sales and marketing, management, and in corporate training and development.

Students interested in learning more about the field of public relations are encouraged to view the video “What is Public Relations?” VHS 1011 in the Newman Library, Baruch College.

Recent graduates have taken positions with such companies as Burson-Marsteller, Morgan Stanley, Madison Square Garden, Dun & Bradstreet, NYU Medical Center, Miramax, and Financial World Magazine.

Log onto our department's "Corporate Communication" Blackboard site (under the "Community" tab) for announcements and information on internships and jobs.

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Communication Studies is among the top ten majors in popularity nationwide. Interest in the field is based on the increasing complexity of human relationships; globalization with unprecedented social, economic, political, and cultural dynamics; the importance of understanding messages and their consequences for addressing vital societal and political concerns; and the pervasive influence of media, including communication technology and social media. As a result, the major in Communication Studies prepares students for a large variety of careers and graduate and professional degrees.

Interpersonal and Group Communication

Careers: The concentration in Interpersonal and Group Communication will prepare students to enter the following professions: speech or communication training and coaching, counseling, mediation, sales, employee relations, community outreach or development.

Graduate and Professional Degrees: The concentration is suited for students wishing to pursue graduate degrees in CS and fields such as communication education and psychology. Students will also be prepared for certification programs or advanced degrees in counseling or human resource management.

Intercultural and International Communication

Careers: The concentration in Intercultural and International Communication is intended for students who are interested in careers in intercultural community relations, organizational diversity and inclusion, multicultural consumer research, the diplomatic service, international education and exchange, and international development.

Graduate and Professional Degrees: In addition to graduate studies in CS, graduate studies in fields such as international relations and international business match this concentration. The concentration is also suited for certification or advanced degrees in diversity training, intercultural business consulting, and global relocation and transition counseling.

Rhetoric and Public Advocacy

Careers: The concentration in Rhetoric and Public Advocacy is designed for those students who are interested in careers in communication and public policy, lobbying, legislative work, political campaigning, speechwriting, community outreach, and political activism.

Graduate and Professional Degrees: The concentration prepares students for graduate studies in communication and related fields, and is especially relevant both for students wishing to pursue a law degree and for those who have a general interest in effective and ethical leadership roles in all areas of public life.

Digital Communication and Culture

Careers: The concentration in Digital Communication and Culture will prepare students for careers in new media industries, multimedia planning, social media coordination, digital communications, digital content management, publishing, and media sales.

Graduate and Professional Degrees: The concentration is suited for students interested in graduate studies in CS as well as graduate studies related to journalism and broadcasting. Students will also be prepared for certificate programs in screenwriting, documentary media, media management, and film production.

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Communication Career Sites

Job Listings from the Association for Women in Communications.

The Public Relations Society of America site specializes in careers in Public Relations.

Career Development at Baruch

The Career Development Center (CDC) provides undergraduate career services at Baruch College. Services include career counseling; vocational testing; mock interview training; resume reviews; career-related workshops; sponsorship of Career Days, an Internship Fair and part-time and full-time job and internship position postings.

General Career Sites

CollegeGrad.com specializes in entry-level jobs.

Features include: My Monster, resume management, a personal job search agent, a careers network, chats and message boards, privacy options, expert advice on job-seeking and career management, and free newsletters.

Apply for jobs, research information on companies; get job interview and resume writing tips.



Making the Difference is a source for federal jobs and internships.


Internship Websites:

Please note that, regardless of the source, internships for credit (COM 5010, 5011) have to be approved by the department's internship coordinator.

Use InternshipPrograms.com to post your résumé to employers who are exclusively looking for interns or search a database of internships, read internship reviews or research companies and careers on Wetfeet.com.

InternJobs.com is a national database of internships for students and recent graduates. Internship seekers can search the InternJobs.com database by keywords or location.

FutureCollegeGrads provides a job search engine tailored to internships and entry level jobs.

At Internweb.com, employers post internships for student viewing. The site features a real-time database and content that is presented in a clear, concise and easy-to-use format.

Companies, organizations, and agencies around the world who are searching for interns.

Making the Difference is a source for federal jobs and internships.

The Internship Placement Program of the Weissman Center arranges internships in firms doing business within the global market in the New York metropolitan area, and assists students who desire to work and live in a country outside of the United States.

Internships can also be found at the job and career websites.

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