Communication and Journalism careers

Internships Help Launch Media Careers

Undergraduate students can earn credit for internships and other co-curricular activities. Boston is the fifth largest communication market in the United States, providing our students with a multitude of potential professional experiences. More than 100 of our students annually receive internships at PR firms, advertising agencies, newspapers, television and radio stations, professional sports teams, non-profit organizations and businesses throughout the region.

A brief sample of placements include:

The Boston Globe, Arnold Worldwide Communications, Reagan Communications, New England Cable News, Channels 4 and 7, PBS, WEEI Sports Radio, The Gillette Company, InsideHockey.com, the City of Boston, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In addition to internships, our students can choose take part in several co-curricular media opportunities on campus. These activities can also be taken for credit. They include writing for our weekly student newspaper, The Suffolk Journal, producing our television program, participating in our campus television and radio organizations, and competing for our nationally-recognized speech team, the Walter M. Burse Forensic Society.

Successful Alumni in the Field

While some of our students go on to graduate or law school, most students enter directly into professional life. Our alumni have rich and varied careers. A sampling of titles includes:

  • Newspaper reporter
  • News editor, Lifestyles editor
  • Managing editor
  • Sports reporter, Sports editor
  • Television news anchor
  • Television news reporter
  • Television sports reporter
  • Television and radio producers and writers
  • Advertising copywriters and account managers
  • Media buyers and planners
  • Public relations professionals
  • Marketing communication professionals
  • Public relations account managers and executives
  • Vice President of Corporate Communications
  • Bank President
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Events and marketing managers
  • Lawyers, professors, teachers, media relations managers, web journalists