Career and Advanced Study Opportunities

OVERVIEW


MAJOR IN corporate COMMUNICATION


MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES


JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES

 

OVERVIEW

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. Please see the Overview of Career Paths and Advanced Study and Career Opportunities in Communication for more information.

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MAJOR IN corporate 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.

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MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

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

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JOB AND INTERNSHIP SEARCH WEBSITES

Communication Career Sites

www.communications-major.com/careers
General career information for communication majors.

www.communicationsjobs.net
Focus on communication jobs.

jobtarget.womcom.org/home
Job Listings from the Association for Women in Communications.

www.prsa.org/jobcenter/main/
The Public Relations Society of America site specializes in careers in Public Relations.

Career Development at Baruch

www.baruch.cuny.edu/careers/
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.

General Career Sites

www.CollegeGrad.com
Focus is on entry-level jobs.

www.monster.com
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.

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

www.nyc.gov
Public service careers in NYC.

gogovernment.org
Focus is on federal jobs and internships.

Miscellaneous Career Sites:

www.flipdog.com
www.headhunter.com
www.idealist.org
www.indeed.com
www.job.com
www.jobsonline.net
www.juju.com
www.linkedin.com/job/
www.mediabistro.com
www.simplyhired.com
www.jobapplicationcenter.com

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.

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

gogovernment.org
Focus is on federal jobs and internships.

www.internjobs.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.

www.internshipprograms.com
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.

www.internweb.com
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.

www.smartinternchina.com
Internships in China.

zicklin.baruch.cuny.edu/centers/weissman
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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