Dominican’s location in the near west suburbs of Chicago offers huge advantages to communication students.

River Forest is just 10 miles from downtown Chicago, one of the nation’s media capitals. Journalism legends Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, Paul Harvey and Ann Landers all spent their careers in the Windy City. Companies of all sizes are based here, with an emphasis on high-tech, manufacturing, transportation, professional services, medicine and nonprofit organizations. All have diverse communication needs.

Additionally, communication arts and sciences students have completed internships around the world, from Disney World to Spain. Interns have worked for well-known corporations and local governments. We are always there to help our students find the internship that helps them plan their post-graduate lives.

Learn more about internships with the CAS department.

The advantage of being in the heart of Chicagoland also applies to helping students find communication-related jobs in a variety of career fields. With its diverse population and expansive career opportunities, CAS majors and minors often find a job in Chicago or the surrounding areas. As communication is an essential aspect of any job, our students find themselves able to work in profit, non-profit, and governmental sectors. Read more on the careers possible with a communication arts and sciences degree.

CAS students also venture away from Chicagoland, finding work across the United States. Being a CAS student also means being a part of this larger network of CAS alumni who can help you find the job you will find rewarding. Learn about our alumni and how to get connected to this professional network.