Quinnipiac University
School of Communications

School of Communications

The world of communications is complex, ever-changing and demanding, but also rewarding for those who are well prepared. In just the past decade, mobile computing and social media have revolutionized communications, interactions and relationships. Everyone is a publisher. Access is constant. Real-time data and analytics provide audience insight, enabling communications optimization. If you're up for working in this new world of communications, Quinnipiac is the perfect place to start.

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School by the Numbers

82% Success Rate

Percentage of 2020 graduating seniors who have jobs, are continuing their education or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation.

46,200 New Jobs

The number of new communications jobs expected to be added through 2029. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

180 Internship Locations

Students interned at 180 locations across the country during the 2019-20 academic year.

A new world of opportunity

At Quinnipiac’s School of Communications, our point of difference is clear. We provide an education that closely tracks what the markets require, experiential learning opportunities so you can apply that knowledge, and expansive relationships with the top companies to help you gain skills through internships and then land your first job.

Why choose the School of Communications? Hear from some of our students on what drove them to become a Bobcat.

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Why Quinnipiac?

Students share five reasons why they chose Quinnipiac's School of Communications.

Our Strategic Plan

The School of Communications has developed a five-year strategic plan that focuses on the student experience. We’re proud of what the school has accomplished during its first 20 years of operation and look ahead with excitement as we help our students become the communicators of the future.

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Connecting Students and Alumni

The School of Communications’ Alumni Advisory Board provides our students with connections and professional opportunities around the globe. Members of the Alumni Advisory Board bring decades of experience and leadership and provide crucial insight into a broad scope of communications industries in film, graphic design, journalism, media strategy and public relations. They also act as liaisons to a number of leading organizations.

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Quinnipiac Today

Quinnipiac partners with Achilles International’s Connecticut Chapter to test Google’s Project Guideline on the North Haven Campus.

New technology tested at Quinnipiac helps blind athletes run independently

Jim McCollum was astonished, even excited. As a runner who is blind, McCollum ran along a taped line at Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus and followed it almost perfectly. For one-tenth of a mile, he ran in the chilly fall air without being tethered to a support runner.

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Kathleen Lekko

Empowering our vets with individualized support

U.S. Marine Corp veteran Kathleen Lekko ’22 had lots of options when she considered her higher education path, but one university captured her attention.

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Student's passion led him to working alongside his heroes

Early on, Bonssa Tufa, MS ‘21 got a taste of media and fell for it. It wasn’t only his role as the on-air talent for the middle school morning show that influenced him, his mother is a well-known Ethiopian national broadcaster for Voice of America (VOA). When Tufa was a child, he visited his mother at work in the VOA studio in Washington, DC where he saw both the broadcasting and the production side of the business. He was enamored by the entirety of the industry.

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Alumna helped communicate life-saving information during Oregon wildfire season

Shelley Crick works for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in a role that has expanded so much so that she has outgrown the antiquated title of electronic desktop publisher.

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Quinnipiac makes summer programs more accessible to all

Last summer was sunny for a group of disadvantaged local students, thanks to the work of one university administrator. 

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