The Department of Communication Studies
Communication ranks among the most pragmatic and popular fields of academic study. It provides an ideal springboard many established occupations, a rapidly growing number of new careers, and a large variety of graduate and professional degrees. For more information please see the Overview of Career Paths and Advanced Study and Career Opportunities in Communication.
The major in the Corporate Communication 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.
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: speech or communication training and coaching, counseling, mediation, sales, employee relations, community outreach or development
- Graduate Degrees: communication studies, communication education, psychology
- Certification and Professional Degrees: counseling, human resource management
Intercultural and International Communication
- Careers: intercultural training, international business, multicultural marketing, global communications, diplomacy, foreign correspondence, international education, travel industry, international development
- Graduate Degrees: communication studies, intercultural communication, international relations, international development, international business
- Certification and Professional Degrees: diversity training, intercultural business consulting, global relocation and transition counseling
Rhetoric and Public Advocacy
- Careers: communication and public policy, lobbying, legislative work, political campaigning, speechwriting, community outreach, political activism
- Graduate Degrees: communication studies, law
Digital Communication and Culture
- Careers: new media industries, multimedia planning, social media coordination, digital communications, digital content management, publishing, media sales
- Graduate Degrees: communication studies, studies related to journalism and broadcasting
- Certification and Professional Degrees: screenwriting, documentary media, media management, film production
Communication Career and Internship Sites
General career information for communication majors.
Focus on communication jobs.
Job Listings from the Association for Women in Communications.
New York Women in Communications provides information on jobs, internship, tips, and skill building.
The Public Relations Society of America site specializes in careers in Public Relations.
Career Development at Baruch
The STARR Career Development Center 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.
Click here for the STARR Career Development Center search engine on jobs and internships for Baruch students and alumni.
General Career and Internship Sites
Focus is on 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.
Public service careers in NYC.
Focus is on federal jobs and internships.
Miscellaneous Career Sites:
The STARR Career Development Center provides a search engine on jobs and internships for Baruch students and alumni.
FutureCollegeGrads provides a job search engine tailored to internships and entry level jobs.
Focus is on federal jobs and internships.
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.
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.
Internships.com describes itself as the world's largest internship marketplace. Search options include location and major.
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.
Internships in China.
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.
Professional associations and institutes offering career development provide excellent networking opportunities, the latest developments in the field, and information on careers. Some of the following websites also include information on internships.
American Association of Advertising Agencies
Association of Meeting Professionals
Corporate Communication International
Intercultural Communication Institute
International Communication Association
International Association of Business Communicators
Meeting Professionals International
National Communication Association
Public Relations Society of America
Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research
Society of Human Resource Management