Become a writer, presenter, team member and speaker and understand the dimensions of communication. Become a writer, presenter, team member and speaker and understand the dimensions of communication. Become a writer, presenter, team member and speaker and understand the dimensions of communication. Become a writer, presenter, team member and speaker and understand the dimensions of communication. Become a writer, presenter, team member and speaker and understand the dimensions of communication.

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Communication & Media Studies

Organizational Communication

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Why pursue an organizational communication degree at North Central College?

Become a writer, presenter, team member and speaker and understand the dimensions of communication in professional settings like business, nonprofits, media, technology firms, government and other organizations. You’ll learn to craft messages for different audiences, both internal (human resources and employee training) and external (media relations, sales and customer service). North Central offers classes that combine theory with practical application, like group interaction, in which teams of students plan and stage fundraising events for nonprofit organizations. Organizational communication majors are advised to specialize in a second academic area like journalism, marketing, human resources, sociology or interactive media studies depending on their career goals.

You can also:

  • Analyze the organizational communication at local and Chicago organizations.
  • Pursue competitive internships on campus and in Naperville and Chicago.
  • Join the honor society Lambda Pi Eta.
  • Become involved in student government and with campus offices such as admission and ministry and service.
  • Conduct research and present your findings at professional conferences or at North Central's own Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.
  • Assist professors with their research
  • Join PRSSA, the students public relations club.

More Department information

Organizational Communication, B.A.

Organizational Communication focuses on how people communicate in diverse organizational contexts.  Students learn to think critically about communication practices in organizations, as well as develop specific skills for the development, presentation, and analysis of messages for different organizational stakeholders.  Depending on the specific courses selected, as well as recommended coursework in a minor, students are prepared for positions in business, industry, non-profit, health care, community and governmental organizations, and may take career paths in internal corporate communication, human resources, training and development, media and community relations, public relations, sales and marketing, customer/client service, community advocacy, technical communication, and management.

Because the major is compatible with a number of fields, and in order to develop expertise in a subject related to their career goals, students are strongly encouraged to pursue a minor. Please consult with Communication faculty and your academic advisor.

The Communication faculty also highly recommend that majors incorporate field experience working in a professional environment by completing at least one internship.  Students should work closely with faculty and Career Services to identify appropriate internship opportunities.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Communication and Media Studies.

Major Requirements

Core Courses

  • COMM 185 - Global Media in a Digital Age

    COMM 185 - Global Media in a Digital Age

    4.00 credit hours

    A survey of the development, structure, economics and regulation of the major media with a special emphasis on digital communication and the rise of the internet. Though the primary focus of the course is on media in U.S., some time and attention is devoted to global media industries. The sociological and cultural impact of media on society and civic life will be a central theme throughout the course.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Global Understanding, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s)
    Engaging Civic Life, Innovating Our World.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 214 - Group Interaction

    COMM 214 - Group Interaction

    4.00 credit hours

    Students are introduced to the theory and practice of small group communication and decision-making. The course features an extensive group project, where students develop their abilities to participate, observe, analyze, evaluate and intervene in small group communication.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Community Engaged Learning.
    iCon(s)
    Being Human.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication

    COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    An intermediate course in which students develop the skills and strategies for use in written, face-to-face and electronic communication in professional settings. Students learn fundamentals of writing and presenting in professional contexts and may investigate organizational communication practices such as interviewing, performance feedback, training and meeting management.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100; COMM 200 or COMM 214; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 301 - Rhetoric and Public Discourse

    COMM 301 - Rhetoric and Public Discourse

    4.00 credit hours

    Students develop an understanding of rhetorical communication in the public sphere. The course explores historical and contemporary rhetorical theory, which students use to critique the rhetoric of current public issues. In addition to developing an understanding of the integral role rhetoric plays in civic life, students develop their abilities to analyze, critique and contribute to public discourse.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities.
    iCon(s)
    Engaging Civic Life.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 330 - Organizational Communication Theory

    COMM 330 - Organizational Communication Theory

    4.00 credit hours

    Students develop an understanding of the major theoretical perspectives contributing to the study of organizational communication, from classical management through cultural, critical, feminist, postmodern and constitutive approaches. Students conduct basic field research and learn how to employ theoretical perspectives for analyzing communication practices in organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 214 and four additional credit hours in Communication.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    U.S. Power Structures, Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 430 - Advanced Organizational Communication

    COMM 430 - Advanced Organizational Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    This capstone course bridges theory and practice by emphasizing key organizational communication activities. With particular emphasis on contemporary research and current practices, students discuss topics such as superior-subordinate and peer interaction, stakeholders and decision-making, socialization, gender, globalization, emotion, conflict, identity, image, technology and change. Through individual and collaborative projects, students continue to develop their abilities to analyze, critique and practice organizational communication.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 330 and Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

Communication Context

One of the following:

  • COMM 200 - Interpersonal Communication

    COMM 200 - Interpersonal Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    An introductory study of the theory and practice of human communication within diverse relationships and contexts. The emphasis will be on dyadic (one-on-one) communication and the basic verbal and nonverbal strategies affecting perception and comprehension within the communication process. Key subtopics will include nonverbal communication, verbal styles, relationship development and conflict management. Requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science.
    iCon(s)
    Being Human.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 250 - Introduction to Public Relations

    COMM 250 - Introduction to Public Relations

    4.00 credit hours

    An introductory course familiarizing students with core public relations concepts, historical underpinnings, foundational theory and careers in PR. An overview of the functions, practices and growing application of public relations in private industry and the public sector, the course examines the nature and role of public relations, activities of public relations professionals, the major influences impacting organizational behavior and the ethics of public relations.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 285 - Argumentation and Debate

    COMM 285 - Argumentation and Debate

    4.00 credit hours

    An intermediate course that addresses both theory and practice in argumentation. Through preparation and participation in debates, students learn the basic principles of debate, emphasizing the development of research, critical thinking and oral presentation skills.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, Ethical Dimensions.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 287 - Advanced Public Speaking

    COMM 287 - Advanced Public Speaking

    4.00 credit hours

    Building upon the fundamentals learned in COMM 100, students refine their skills in impromptu, manuscript and extemporaneous speaking in applied settings. The class includes communication theory as well as speech preparation and delivery techniques for speeches that include variations of informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches, as well as emphasis on oral interpretation of texts. This advanced skills course serves Communication majors as well as other students who are seeking to improve their presentation skills.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Arts.

    Schedule Of Classes

Advanced Communication

Two of the following:

  • COMM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    COMM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    A study of the basic components involved in intercultural communication. Topics considered include, but are not limited to: cultural biases, cultural determinants of experiences and backgrounds, social perception, verbal interaction, nonverbal interaction and opinion leadership.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s)
    Challenging Inequity, Thinking Globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 335 - Freedom of Expression

    COMM 335 - Freedom of Expression

    4.00 credit hours

    Examines the First Amendment's protection of freedom of speech, religion, press and association, and its role as a cornerstone of American democracy. Students study foundational U.S. Supreme Court cases that have defined and delimited these freedoms. They learn how to analyze legal and moral arguments and conduct basic legal research. They also develop an understanding of the political and philosophical conflicts surrounding the exercise of First Amendment freedoms.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 101; CARD 102 or COMM 100; Junior standing; or instructor consent.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Ethical Dimensions.
    iCon(s)
    Engaging Civic Life.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 350 - Public Relations Strategy

    COMM 350 - Public Relations Strategy

    4.00 credit hours

    An advanced-level course in PR examining organizational principles, applied theory and strategic planning practices—including social media integration-underscoring the effective management of public relations. Team-based applications of PR research planning, tactics and implementation for real-world clients. The course also emphasizes best practices in PR writing across platforms.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 250 and MEDI 225.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 367 - Persuasion Theory

    COMM 367 - Persuasion Theory

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of persuasive communication from a social scientific perspective. Theories examines the characteristics of source, message and audience. Topics covered include strategic planning and organization of persuasive messages, audience analysis, motives and values, effective use of language, the role of context and purpose, propaganda and the abuse of persuasion, campaign planning and brand messaging. Students present and analyze persuasive materials orally and in writing as a way of developing communication and critical abilities.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 101; CARD 102 or COMM 100; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 370 - Health Communication

    COMM 370 - Health Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    Summative course examining the intertwining of communication with issues of health and medicine. Emphasis on the unique cultural, media, political-legal, interpersonal and organizational factors influencing communication in healthcare settings.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 200 or COMM 214; Junior standing.

    iCon(s)
    Examining Health.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 389 - Gender, Sexuality and Mass Media

    COMM 389 - Gender, Sexuality and Mass Media

    4.00 credit hours

    An advanced introduction to the complex relations between gender and the mass media. Special emphasis is placed on the social construction of gender and sexuality, representations of the body and feminist theories of media.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s)
    Being Human, Challenging Inequity.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 390 - Seminar in Communication

    COMM 390 - Seminar in Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    Examination of special topics within the area of communication studies.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Eight credit hours in Communication.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 397 - Internship

    COMM 397 - Internship

    0.00-12.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 400 - Communication Theory and Research

    COMM 400 - Communication Theory and Research

    4.00 credit hours

    An advanced study of the different traditions of communication theory and their epistemological, normative and ontological assumptions. The focus of this course is on student comprehension of the breadth of thinking within the field of communication and on the responsibility for positioning oneself as a scholar or professional within this field of thought.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Twenty credit hours in Communication and Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 490 - Seminar in Communication

    COMM 490 - Seminar in Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    Examination of special topics within the area of communication studies.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Eight credit hours in Communication.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 497 - Internship

    COMM 497 - Internship

    0.00-12.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 499 - Independent Study

    COMM 499 - Independent Study

    1.00-12.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

Note:

*Completion of COMM 100 or CARD 102 is assumed; it is a prerequisite for several core courses.

Writing Courses

Two of the following:

  • MEDI 200 - Digital Media Writing

    MEDI 200 - Digital Media Writing

    4.00 credit hours

    Digital media writing introduces students to writing on different types of platforms including the web, applications and social media. Students learn to write in a variety of different genres including blog writing, online news and public relations. The course also hones writing and research skills for digital writing.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s)
    Innovating the World.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MEDI 250 - Copy Editing

    MEDI 250 - Copy Editing

    4.00 credit hours

    Basic techniques and responsibilities of a publications editor. Topics include editing for both style and content, working with photos, writing photo captions and writing headlines. Course includes a review of libel law and attention to the ethical dilemmas facing journalists.

    Prerequisite(s)

    MEDI 225.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MEDI 255 - Social Media

    MEDI 255 - Social Media

    4.00 credit hours

    Examines social media as an evolving, complex system of channels used to communicate, exchange messages and persuade. This class focuses on the crafting of messages for distinct social media channels and audiences. Among the things that we will consider are the uses of social media in advertising, social movements, and political campaigns.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree

Foreign Language

Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Philosophy Course

  • PHIL 210 - Professional Ethics

    PHIL 210 - Professional Ethics

    4.00 credit hours

    Professional ethics in selected career fields including law, business and biomedicine. Students may apply basic concepts to the career of their choice, relate their personal ethics to professional ethics and become better informed consumers of professional services. This course begins with an examination of the alternative bases for making moral judgments.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, Ethical Dimensions.
    iCon(s)
    Innovating World.

    Schedule Of Classes

Organizational Communication Minor

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Communication and Media Studies.

Minor Requirements

At least 20 credit hours to include:

  • COMM 214 - Group Interaction

    COMM 214 - Group Interaction

    4.00 credit hours

    Students are introduced to the theory and practice of small group communication and decision-making. The course features an extensive group project, where students develop their abilities to participate, observe, analyze, evaluate and intervene in small group communication.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Community Engaged Learning.
    iCon(s)
    Being Human.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 330 - Organizational Communication Theory

    COMM 330 - Organizational Communication Theory

    4.00 credit hours

    Students develop an understanding of the major theoretical perspectives contributing to the study of organizational communication, from classical management through cultural, critical, feminist, postmodern and constitutive approaches. Students conduct basic field research and learn how to employ theoretical perspectives for analyzing communication practices in organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 214 and four additional credit hours in Communication.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    U.S. Power Structures, Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 430 - Advanced Organizational Communication

    COMM 430 - Advanced Organizational Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    This capstone course bridges theory and practice by emphasizing key organizational communication activities. With particular emphasis on contemporary research and current practices, students discuss topics such as superior-subordinate and peer interaction, stakeholders and decision-making, socialization, gender, globalization, emotion, conflict, identity, image, technology and change. Through individual and collaborative projects, students continue to develop their abilities to analyze, critique and practice organizational communication.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 330 and Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

Two of the following:

  • COMM 185 - Global Media in a Digital Age

    COMM 185 - Global Media in a Digital Age

    4.00 credit hours

    A survey of the development, structure, economics and regulation of the major media with a special emphasis on digital communication and the rise of the internet. Though the primary focus of the course is on media in U.S., some time and attention is devoted to global media industries. The sociological and cultural impact of media on society and civic life will be a central theme throughout the course.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Global Understanding, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s)
    Engaging Civic Life, Innovating Our World.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 200 - Interpersonal Communication

    COMM 200 - Interpersonal Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    An introductory study of the theory and practice of human communication within diverse relationships and contexts. The emphasis will be on dyadic (one-on-one) communication and the basic verbal and nonverbal strategies affecting perception and comprehension within the communication process. Key subtopics will include nonverbal communication, verbal styles, relationship development and conflict management. Requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science.
    iCon(s)
    Being Human.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 250 - Introduction to Public Relations

    COMM 250 - Introduction to Public Relations

    4.00 credit hours

    An introductory course familiarizing students with core public relations concepts, historical underpinnings, foundational theory and careers in PR. An overview of the functions, practices and growing application of public relations in private industry and the public sector, the course examines the nature and role of public relations, activities of public relations professionals, the major influences impacting organizational behavior and the ethics of public relations.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication

    COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    An intermediate course in which students develop the skills and strategies for use in written, face-to-face and electronic communication in professional settings. Students learn fundamentals of writing and presenting in professional contexts and may investigate organizational communication practices such as interviewing, performance feedback, training and meeting management.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100; COMM 200 or COMM 214; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 285 - Argumentation and Debate

    COMM 285 - Argumentation and Debate

    4.00 credit hours

    An intermediate course that addresses both theory and practice in argumentation. Through preparation and participation in debates, students learn the basic principles of debate, emphasizing the development of research, critical thinking and oral presentation skills.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, Ethical Dimensions.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 287 - Advanced Public Speaking

    COMM 287 - Advanced Public Speaking

    4.00 credit hours

    Building upon the fundamentals learned in COMM 100, students refine their skills in impromptu, manuscript and extemporaneous speaking in applied settings. The class includes communication theory as well as speech preparation and delivery techniques for speeches that include variations of informative, persuasive and special occasion speeches, as well as emphasis on oral interpretation of texts. This advanced skills course serves Communication majors as well as other students who are seeking to improve their presentation skills.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Arts.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 301 - Rhetoric and Public Discourse

    COMM 301 - Rhetoric and Public Discourse

    4.00 credit hours

    Students develop an understanding of rhetorical communication in the public sphere. The course explores historical and contemporary rhetorical theory, which students use to critique the rhetoric of current public issues. In addition to developing an understanding of the integral role rhetoric plays in civic life, students develop their abilities to analyze, critique and contribute to public discourse.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities.
    iCon(s)
    Engaging Civic Life.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    COMM 317 - Intercultural Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    A study of the basic components involved in intercultural communication. Topics considered include, but are not limited to: cultural biases, cultural determinants of experiences and backgrounds, social perception, verbal interaction, nonverbal interaction and opinion leadership.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s)
    Challenging Inequity, Thinking Globally.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 335 - Freedom of Expression

    COMM 335 - Freedom of Expression

    4.00 credit hours

    Examines the First Amendment's protection of freedom of speech, religion, press and association, and its role as a cornerstone of American democracy. Students study foundational U.S. Supreme Court cases that have defined and delimited these freedoms. They learn how to analyze legal and moral arguments and conduct basic legal research. They also develop an understanding of the political and philosophical conflicts surrounding the exercise of First Amendment freedoms.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 101; CARD 102 or COMM 100; Junior standing; or instructor consent.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Ethical Dimensions.
    iCon(s)
    Engaging Civic Life.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 350 - Public Relations Strategy

    COMM 350 - Public Relations Strategy

    4.00 credit hours

    An advanced-level course in PR examining organizational principles, applied theory and strategic planning practices—including social media integration-underscoring the effective management of public relations. Team-based applications of PR research planning, tactics and implementation for real-world clients. The course also emphasizes best practices in PR writing across platforms.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 250 and MEDI 225.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 367 - Persuasion Theory

    COMM 367 - Persuasion Theory

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the study of persuasive communication from a social scientific perspective. Theories examines the characteristics of source, message and audience. Topics covered include strategic planning and organization of persuasive messages, audience analysis, motives and values, effective use of language, the role of context and purpose, propaganda and the abuse of persuasion, campaign planning and brand messaging. Students present and analyze persuasive materials orally and in writing as a way of developing communication and critical abilities.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 101; CARD 102 or COMM 100; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 370 - Health Communication

    COMM 370 - Health Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    Summative course examining the intertwining of communication with issues of health and medicine. Emphasis on the unique cultural, media, political-legal, interpersonal and organizational factors influencing communication in healthcare settings.

    Prerequisite(s)

    COMM 200 or COMM 214; Junior standing.

    iCon(s)
    Examining Health.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 389 - Gender, Sexuality and Mass Media

    COMM 389 - Gender, Sexuality and Mass Media

    4.00 credit hours

    An advanced introduction to the complex relations between gender and the mass media. Special emphasis is placed on the social construction of gender and sexuality, representations of the body and feminist theories of media.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s)
    Being Human, Challenging Inequity.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 390 - Seminar in Communication

    COMM 390 - Seminar in Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    Examination of special topics within the area of communication studies.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Eight credit hours in Communication.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 397 - Internship

    COMM 397 - Internship

    0.00-12.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 400 - Communication Theory and Research

    COMM 400 - Communication Theory and Research

    4.00 credit hours

    An advanced study of the different traditions of communication theory and their epistemological, normative and ontological assumptions. The focus of this course is on student comprehension of the breadth of thinking within the field of communication and on the responsibility for positioning oneself as a scholar or professional within this field of thought.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Twenty credit hours in Communication and Junior standing.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 490 - Seminar in Communication

    COMM 490 - Seminar in Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    Examination of special topics within the area of communication studies.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Eight credit hours in Communication.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 497 - Internship

    COMM 497 - Internship

    0.00-12.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 499 - Independent Study

    COMM 499 - Independent Study

    1.00-12.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

Organizational Communication Internships and Jobs

A North Central education integrates career preparation with rich academic study. Our faculty encourages you to refine and apply your knowledge in an interconnected world. Here you'll learn to think independently and work globally to solve problems and lead.

Internships

  • Sports marketing intern, Chicago Bulls/ Sox Training Academy, Lisle, Ill.
  • Marketing and public relations intern, First Nonprofit Insurance Company, Chicago
  • Membership and communications intern, Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, Chicago
  • Sales intern, Live Nation Motorsports, Aurora, Ill.

Graduate Schools

Recent graduates in organizational communication have been accepted at:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • University of Iowa
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Colorado-Boulder
  • University of South Carolina
  • Purdue University

Careers

Recent graduates in organizational communication include:

  • Senior manager, Insights and Strategic Planning, Sara Lee
  • Director of convention services, Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association
  • Training manager, Spiegel Catalog
  • Graphics manager, OfficeMax
  • Guest connections representative, Walt Disney Co.
  • Print production specialist, Abbott Laboratories
  • Assistant vice president for external affairs, North Central College

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