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"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
Law Schools
National Communication Association
American Communication Association
Legal Employment Search Site
Nonprofit Jobs
Federal Jobs Digest

Undergraduate Advising

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

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209
(815) 753-1712


Ryan Pumroy
(815) 753-5354
Watson Hall 217