Through broadly focused, multidisciplinary coursework, communication students develop highly polished speaking and writing skills that help them stand out from the crowd, no matter what career they ultimately pursue. Dominican’s communication programs also help students develop what employers call “transferable skills”—the ability to work well with others, think critically, learn quickly and ask the right questions. Dominican students have strong technical skills, too, giving them an edge in a crowded job market.

Graduates of the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences are prepared for ethical, informed and rewarding careers in a wide range of fields, including media, public relations and advertising. Their education gives them the insights they need to serve their audiences and to help create a more just world.

Building on the fundamental skills of communication, graduates find careers in fields pictured below, as well as many others.

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Communication Arts and Sciences faculty are always willing to help you find and prepare for future careers. Our Communication Capstone class includes coursework intended to give you professional experiences and to think through your career preferences. For more help, you can visit Career Development  in the Division of Student Success and Engagement.

Two resources can help you find communication jobs. First, you can sign up for a free Handshake account and stay apprised of any internships, careers and career-related events on campus. Second, you can join the department's LinkedIn group to request membership.

Some communication students continue at Dominican to earn an MBA, a valuable asset in many communication careers. In particular, employers in corporate communications welcome the MBA credential. Qualified students can begin work in Dominican's Brennan School of Business while still undergraduates. Students take one graduate course each semester during their senior year, reducing the time required to complete the MBA degree.