"What can I do with a degree in Communication?"

Our rhetoric and public communication emphasis prepares students for the following careers among many others:

Public Relations Director Philanthropic Representative
Public Information Officer Corporate Communications Staff
Speech Writer Legislative Assistant
Human Rights Officer Campaign Research Specialist
Community Relations Liaison College Recruiter
Regional Manager Human Resources Manager
Retailer Project Coordinator
Fundraiser Customer Service Representative
Travel Agent Management Trainee

Sample Employers:

Government Agencies Political Parties
Political Office Holders Convention Centers
Real Estate Development Firms Nonprofit Organizations
News Media Public Relations Agencies
Universities and Colleges Chambers of Commerce
Health Care Facilities United Way
Economic Development Firms Advertising Agencies
Red Cross Marketing Firms or Departments

Resources for Rhetoric and Public Communication students:

Government & Political Associates Consortium www.gpac.net
Gradschools.com www.gradschools.com
Law Schools www.isac.org
National Communication Association www.natcom.org
American Communication Association www.americancomm.org
Legal Employment Search Site www.legalemploy.com
Nonprofit Jobs www.nonprofitjobs.org
Federal Jobs Digest www.jobsfed.com

Contact Us

Laura Vazquez
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
(815) 753-7107

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209
(815) 753-1712
nrice1@niu.edu

Advising

Ryan Pumroy
(815) 753-5354
comsadvising@niu.edu