Careers in Rhetoric and Public 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 and 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

Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213
815-753-7107
lvazquez@niu.edu 

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

Ryan Pumroy
815-753-5354
Watson Hall 217
pumroy@niu.edu

Advising info