Quinnipiac University

School of Communications Career Development

In addition to the industry knowledge and skills that come with a top-notch education, you’ll also need a strong professional network to land the right job in news, media and strategic communications. That’s where we come in. We’ll introduce you to the people and resources that will help translate your Quinnipiac experience into a rewarding career.

It's what you know...and who you know

At Quinnipiac, we build relationships. Our students intern with the best companies — from local media to global communications networks. Even better, they have access to our growing alumni base of 50,000+ who love to share their knowledge and advice about the industry to help their fellow Bobcats succeed. At Quinnipiac, we create opportunities that will get you connected.

Students also have access to numerous career-focused opportunities within the School of Communications and across the university — starting in their first year. These resources and services will help you learn how to network, hunt for the right job and stand out from the competition as you begin your career.

By the Numbers

95.4% Success Rate

Percentage of 2023 graduating seniors from the School of Communications who have jobs, are continuing their education or are starting their own companies within 6 months of graduation

+46K New Jobs

Over 46,200 new communications jobs expected to be added through 2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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+1K Completed Internships

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

Design Your Career Path

Our Holistic Approach to Career Development

iQ, Quinnipiac University’s holistic approach to career development and experiential learning, surrounds every individual with a personalized plan that maximizes their time at Quinnipiac — the top-ranked university for getting a job after graduation.

Our Career and Experiential Learning Lab empowers students to explore new career paths and discover amazing internships and job opportunities. With the help of our career advisers, students will leverage Handshake's comprehensive suite of features to navigate the job market and design a career path that aligns with their interests and aspirations.

With an abundance of career-focused information and resources, the career advisers within the School of Communications support students as they expand their professional networks and attract the attention of prestigious employers.

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Additional career-building resources

  • Required Career Development course (includes resume and cover letter writing and interviewing skills)
  • Annual career conference exclusively for School of Communications students
  • Alumni/student mentor program for first-year and sophomore students
  • Alumni and employer office hours to connect one-on-one with industry professionals
  • Dedicated website for career development and job and internship opportunities
  • Digital materials review (LinkedIn, portfolio, resume reel, website)
  • AI tools to prepare students for interviews
  • Assistance with graduate school search and application process
  • Workshops, panel discussions and speakers representing various fields of communications
  • Interview preparation and practice, as well as internship and job search assistance
  • Site visits to organizations throughout the area
  • Access to Bobcat Connect, a private platform for networking, career support and finding mentors designed specifically for Quinnipiac students and alumni
  • Mentor program matches students with alums working in industry

Capturing moments around the world

At Quinnipiac University, we’ll help you unleash your ambition and transform it into your profession. See how the School of Communications helped Matt Andrew '10 unleash his ambition.

Internship Experiences

Audrey Scafati on a construction site.

Audrey Scafati ’23

Consigli Construction

“This summer at Consigli Construction I learned about video work outside of the film industry. Creating promotional videos and working with a marketing team is something I never envisioned myself doing with my FTM major but I was grateful for every construction site visit and day in the office. I learned so much about working collaboratively with other interns and what life in construction is like in general”

Nina Pezzello working at WTNH Channel 8

Nina Pezzello ’24

WTNH Channel 8

“Having an internship at WTNH Channel 8 was such an amazing experience. I was able to go out with reporters, work at the assignment desk and learn more about producing! I was always so eager to get there as each day was different but equally exciting. My passion for breaking news grew even stronger after this internship; I met so many incredible people who made such an impact on my life and future career. Being an intern for WTNH was an absolute dream!”

Cameron Levasseur cutting a ceremonial ribbon

Cameron Levasseur ’25

Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce

“The biggest thing I took away from my internship at the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce was a better grasp on how marketing content is created and how it’s used to drive messages, events or products. Being a journalism major, I encounter a lot of this style of content researching for stories, so now having done some of it myself will make it easier for me to wade through and understand going forward.”

Melanie Careri at NBC Universal

Melanie Careri ’24

NBC Universal

"The most valuable experiences from interning at CNBC were collaborating with professionals and further refining my attention to detail. My creative and storytelling skills were applied in ways they had never been before. It was such a positive experience and I learned so much from everyone I worked with. By the end of the summer, I produced, edited, wrote and delivered a Shark Tank promo for air! It was an incredible experience I'll never forget."

Connor Coar interning at Fox56.

Connor Coar ’25

Fox 56

“The biggest takeaway from my internship at FOX56 has to be getting comfortable in uncomfortable situations. Instead of going into a situation that I was not particularly fond of, I embraced it with open arms. Having those experiences at such a young age sets me apart from my peers around me.”

Katie Coen interning at WFSBTV 3

Katie Coen ’23


“Interning at WFSB Channel 3 gave me the greatest experiences I could have asked for. Not only did I learn so much about the broadcast news industry, but I also met so many amazing people. I worked with producers and on-air talent every day and got to see what my future could look like while applying all the skills I learned from my classes and being a producer for Q30 Television. After interning for the summer, I got hired as a producer for the station.”

Kaitlyn Bretagne interning at AE Events

Kaitlyn Bretagne ’23

AE Events

“Coming out of my internship at AE Events, I feel more well-rounded and confident in professional settings. In the office and on-site at events, I spoke to vendors, guests and clients which improved my networking skills. I learned how to prioritize and balance responsibilities for a number of accounts. My favorite part was definitely all the creative work when making design decks and helping with social media management!”

Elle Campbell Nyarady interning at Coldwell Banker Realty

Elle Campbell Nyarady ’23

Coldwell Banker Realty

“My internship with Sandy Gervais at Coldwell Banker Realty exceeded my expectations. One of the most valuable takeaways was how to work and maintain professional relationships with clients, prospective clients and coworkers. I learned how to navigate through financial and emotional situations to keep each process smooth while also maintaining a personal and professional balance. The relationship-based work is the reason I fell in love with real estate."

Career Paths

The world of communications is complex and ever changing — and always growing. There are more opportunities than ever for today’s communications graduates, and a degree from the School of Communications sets you on the path to a range of rewarding careers.

Avg. Salary $125,510 / Advertising & Integrated Communications

Advertising managers create interest among potential buyers of a product or service. They work in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in organizations that advertise heavily. Promotions managers direct programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales.

Avg. Salary: $94,220 / Graphic & Interactive Design

Art directors are responsible for the visual style and images in magazines, newspapers, product packaging and movie and television productions. They create the overall design and direct others who develop artwork or layouts.

Avg. Salary: $66,880 / Journalism

Broadcast news analysts — also called anchors — lead news shows on television or radio, or work as commentators analyzing and interpreting news stories and offering opinions.

Avg. Salary $75,270 / Interactive Media & Communications

Multimedia artists and animators create two- and three-dimensional models, images that appear to move, and visual effects for television, movies, video games and other forms of media.

Avg. Salary: $74,420 / Accelerated Dual-Degree BA or BFA/MS (3+1)

Producers and directors create motion pictures, television shows, live theater, commercials and other performing arts productions. They interpret a writer’s script to entertain or inform an audience.

Avg. Salary $116,180 / Public Relations

Public relations managers help clarify their organization’s point of view to its main audience through media releases and interviews. They monitor social, economic and political trends that might affect their organization, and they recommend ways to enhance the firm’s image on the basis of those trends.

Alumni Network

Thanks to our prime location in the media corridor between Boston and Washington, D.C., and our extensive list of industry connections, you’ll find our graduates working as news reporters, anchors, analysts, film producers, web designers and public relations professionals at prestigious companies.

  • ABC 7/Fox 22- WVII (Bangor, ME)
  • A&E Network
  • Business Insider
  • CLNS Media
  • SiriusXM
  • WTNH
  • YES Network

  • Boston Bruins Foundation
  • Boston Red Sox
  • CBS Sports
  • Major League Baseball
  • Major League Soccer
  • NBC Sports
  • National Football League
  • National Hockey League

  • Audacity
  • Jaroop
  • Klarna
  • Toast, Inc.

  • 5W Public Relations
  • Burson Cohn & Wolfe
  • Constellation Agency
  • Edelman
  • Mack Media Group
  • Ogilvy
  • Townsquare Media

  • LL Bean
  • Lands’ End
  • Lululemon
  • Sephora
  • Vineyard Vines
  • Wayfair

  • Carolyn Izzo Integrated Communications
  • Pinterest
  • IPG Mediabrands
  • Kia America
  • Uber
  • Universal McCann
  • Tailored Media

In Their Words

Photo of journalism student Isabelle Agricola at Fox Sports Radio

Isabelle Agricola ’21

Journalism major, QU in LA participant

“I think the most important skill I learned while interning at Fox Sports Radio was how to work in a fast-paced environment. I woke up every day excited to go into work. I got to talk about sports all day and create content centered around them, which was my dream. I met so many great people, learned so much, and feel incredibly prepared to go into sports media."

Headshot of media studies student Katerina Bressette '20

Katerina Bressette ’20

Communications/Media Studies

“While at WORX, I brainstormed and created several social content calendars for several different clients. My experience with ‘The Agency’ helped me prepare a lot for this internship. Learning how to prioritize deadlines and plan content calendars and social media campaigns helped give me prior knowledge on the projects that WORX works on.”

Carlye Paskow standing in front of the WTNH News Channel 8 sign

Carlye Paskow ’20

Advertising and Integrated Communications

“Interning [at WTNH, News 8] and learning in the classroom at the same time was very helpful, especially when I was working with the marketing and sales teams. I applied classroom knowledge of my advertising major and general business minor almost every single day. I also referred back to my advertising classes, especially when dealing with social media.”

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