The world of communication is fascinating, fast-paced and ever-changing. A college graduate with strong oral and written communication skills will enter the job market ready to shine in many roles, industries and work settings.

A corporate communication major will learn and be trained to use the communication skills relating to the "people side" of business. Majors will be trained not only in the communication skills related to formal presentational speaking and business writing, but also in the full range of interpersonal and group skills critical in corporate life.

The education and skills training in the corporate communication major at Dominican University prepare students for a myriad of careers, ranging from corporate communication consultant/director to anchorperson or political campaign director.

The major's mission, moreover, is more than simply to prepare students for a job; the mission is to develop the student's natural gifts while directing him or her in a direction that will make the journey meaningful.

Flexibility is built into this major, as it cross-lists numerous related courses from other departments and thus can be tailored to the career goals of individual students.

Majors are required to become student members of the National Communication Association and/or the Central States Speech Association prior to having a major card signed. All majors are heartily urged to join and participate in Dominican’s local chapter of the National Communication Association’s Student Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, if invited.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete a corporate communications major develop:

  • Interpersonal, intercultural, group and professional skills
  • Management-employee relations and organizational communication skills
  • Business writing and speaking skills

This major prepares students for careers in:

  • New media
  • Corporate communication
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Government relations
  • Community relations
  • Publicity
  • Human Resources
  • Research

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