Overview

We’re working toward the same goal

Regardless of your degree choice, career development plays a critical role — and we get you ready starting on your first day. Inside the classroom, you’ll build a foundation upon the latest communications theory, sharp instincts and successful habits. Outside of it, you’ll enjoy individualized advising from career development professionals who will assess your strengths and provide you with the tools you need to successfully embark upon a rewarding career in today's competitive media environments.

It's not enough to have the skills; you'll need connections. Quinnipiac career development advisers will help you to secure domestic and international internships, provide career fairs and recruitment events with hundreds of corporations and companies, and make introductions to our extensive list of connections and resources.

By the numbers

17:1


Student Professor Ratio

Small class sizes enable our students and faculty to get to know each other on a first-name basis and collaborate inside and outside of the classroom.

43


Public Relations Hires

Graduates from the class of 2014, alone, landed public relations jobs in 43 different companies, including CBS, MasterCard, Disney and Morgan Stanley.

1,000+


Internship Field Placements

We continually review new internship opportunities in professional communications and media settings throughout the country.

Networking and Recruitment

Ray Hernandez '04, communications manager for Pratt & Whitney, talks with two students at the Media Mashup event.

Making connections

Ray Hernandez '04, communications manager for Pratt & Whitney, talks with Kate Lizotte '16 and Morgan Moschetta '16 during the School of Communications' annual Media Mashup in April.

It’s what you know and who you know

Having strong communications industry knowledge and skills is the price of entry, but it doesn't guarantee access. To get the right job, you'll need the right partner to introduce you to the right people.

At Quinnipiac, we continually work hard to develop relationships with the best companies — from local media to global communications networks — to create opportunities that will get you introduced.

Students have access to numerous career-focused opportunities within the School of Communications and across the university — starting from their first year.

  • Annual career fair exclusively for School of Communications students
  • On-campus corporate recruiting, information sessions and visits
  • Optimizing the use of social media for job and internship searches
  • Assistance with graduate school search and application process
  • Workshops, panel discussions and speakers representing various fields of communications
  • Fall and Spring mentor program/networking event with alumni working in their fields
  • Site visits to organizations throughout the area  
Tania Eicoff
“My time at Quinnipiac helped me branch out and evolve within my current job. I expanded my skill set and found ways to incorporate what I was learning in school with my everyday job.”
Tania Eicoff, MA '14

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Stacks of newspapers like The Wall Street Journal are shown on a wood shelf.

In the news

Newspapers and hundreds of periodicals are available for students in the Arnold Bernhard Library on the Mount Carmel Campus

Resources

Resources that get you on your way

We provide extensive career development resources to give you your best chance at career success. Our resources complement your classroom study and experiential work to create a unique combination that is sure to provide you with competitive advantage.

  • Individual career counseling and resume/cover letter feedback
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Internship and job search assistance
  • Required Career Development course (includes resume writing, cover letters and interviewing skills)
  • Weekly career development updates
  • Dedicated website for career development and job and internship opportunities

Internships

Internships build more than resumes

Preparing to navigate the complexities of a modern, globalized communications landscape requires stepping outside the classroom and exploring professional environments. As part of our programs, we will encourage you to complete at least one internship that helps reinforce your academic learning. Not only will you develop hands-on experience, you can earn up to 9 academic credits for your achievement.

Examples of Where Our Students Have Interned

ABC News 20/20

Billboard Magazine

CBS

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Coyne Public Relations

Discovery Communications

Disney/ABC

ESPN, Inc.

Food Network

Fox Networks

Good Morning America

HBO

iHeart Media

Live Nation

Madison Square Garden

MTV Networks

NBC Universal

New England Sports Network (NESN)

Pepsi

Ruder Finn

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Sports New York (SNY)

The Dr. Oz Show

Pratt & Whitney

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