Department of Communication Studies

Our Graduates

High Placement

The programs in Communication Studies comprise the fourth largest department at UNI by enrollment.  At UNI, 84% of the 2011 graduates secured employment, were accepted to graduate school, or pursued other plans. 

In Communication Studies, placement was even higher: 87% of 2011 graduates were occupied -- 75% were employed, 12% continued their education in graduate school and other programs, and 13% were still seeking employment within six months of graduation. Starting salaries averaged at approximately $30,000. [UNI Career Services, 2011 Graduate Report]

Interesting Jobs

Graduates of the Department of Communication Studies work in a wide variety of communication-related areas, including the mass media, education, human resources, government, and nonprofit organizations. Here is a sampling of what just a few of our alumni now do:

Job Titles
  • Academic Counselor
  • Account Coordinator
  • Account Executive
  • Account Manager
  • Account Representative
  • Account Services Rep
  • Administrative Assistant-Comprehensive Improvement, Strategic Planning & Communication
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Admissions Representative
  • Advertising Sales Team Leader
  • Anchor/Reporter
  • Area Manager
  • Art Director
  • Assistant Director for Student Outreach
  • Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
  • Assistant Director of Residence Life
  • Assistant Director of Undergraduate Programs
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
  • Assistant to the Dean of the Institute
  • Assistant, National Broadcast Publicity
  • Assoc. Director for Public Relations
  • Associate Director
  • Associate Director of Advancement
  • Associate Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Audio Engineer
  • Avid Editor
  • Branch Office Manager/Wealth Management Advisor
  • Business Development - National Accounts Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Camera Operator
  • Career Licensing Coordinator
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Children's Library Supervisor
  • City Web Coordinator
  • College Program Manager
  • Colorado Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator
  • Commercial Producer
  • Communication Specialist
  • Communication Studies Instructor
  • Communications Associate
  • Communications Consultant
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Consulting Associate
  • Contract Analyst
  • Coordinator
  • Coordinator -Controls Dept.
  • Coordinator of Advising/Instructor
  • Coordinator of Industrial Technology Operations
  • Coordinator, Career Services
  • Corporate Relations Coordinator
  • County Attorney
  • Creative Services Director
  • Current Programming
  • Design Consultant
  • Digital Media Technician
  • Dir. of Development, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Director
  • Director of Academic Achievement Center and Instructor of Developmental Studies
  • Director of Annual Fund & Communications
  • Director of Communications & Program Officer
  • Director of Donor Relations
  • Director of Governmental Affairs
  • Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Director of Marketing and Sales
  • Director of Planned Giving
  • Director of Post Production
  • Director of Public Relations
  • Director of Public Support
  • Director of Web Development
  • Director, Communication Program
  • Director, Sales Development
  • District Manager, Nebraska and Kansas
  • DJ
  • DVD Encoder/Designer
  • E-business Manager
  • Editor in Chief
  • Electronic Media Lecturer/Course Tutor
  • English Instructor and Theater Director
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Management Director
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Director of Operations
  • External Relations Specialist
  • Financial Services Professional
  • Freelance Videographer
  • Freelance Writer
  • Funeral Director
  • General Manager
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student - Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Graduate Student: UNI Communication: Performance Studies
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant/Masters Degree
  • Graphic Designer
  • High School Teacher
  • High School Teacher, Drama Director
  • Higher Education Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Instructor
  • Information Specialist
  • Instructional Designer
  • Instructional Technologist
  • Instructor
  • Instructor of Communication Studies
  • International Fashion Editor, Photographer
  • Investment Consultant
  • Job Developer
  • Jobs, Education and Training Specialist
  • Key Account Representative
  • Keyholder and Department Manager
  • Language Arts Teacher
  • Legal Clerk
  • Management Assistant
  • Manager of Employee Development
  • Manager of Marketing Services & Communications
  • Manager Public Relations
  • Marketing & Promotions Coordinator
  • Marketing and Communications Director
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Marketing Officer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • MBA Student
  • Media Manager
  • Media Specialist
  • Member Services Coordinator
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • News Photographer
  • Northeast Iowa Field Representative
  • Owner / Producer
  • Owner, General Manager KZAT-FM
  • Paramedic
  • PC/Lan Analyst
  • Physician Assistant
  • Planning and Policy Analyst
  • PR Consultant/College Instructor
  • President
  • President of Operations
  • Print Production Manager
  • Producer
  • Producer/Reporter
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Manager
  • Production Specialist
  • Program Coordinator; Health & Safety Services
  • Program Director of Career and Technology
  • Program Evaluation Coordinator
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Information Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicist
  • Radio Iowa Anchor/Reporter
  • Radio Sales
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Recruiting Manager
  • Professor of Communication Studies, Professor of Psychology
  • Registration Specialist
  • Relationship Manager
  • Reporter
  • Research Associate of Computer Science
  • Resource Development Coordinator
  • Retirement Investment Services Annuity Customer Svc Specialist
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Coordinator
  • Sales Manager
  • Sales Manger
  • Sales/Marketing Coordinator
  • School Counselor
  • Segment Producer
  • Self-Employed
  • Senate Finance Director
  • Senior Account Manager
  • Senior Communications Coordinator
  • Senior Communications Specialist
  • Senior partner
  • Senior Vice President
  • Site Developer
  • Sr Finance Assistant
  • Sr. Business Systems Analyst
  • State Change Management Specialist
  • Station Relations Manager
  • Strategic Account Executive
  • Student
  • Supervisor, Planning, Permitting and Eng. Services
  • Talent Placement Services
  • Teacher/Theatre Director
  • Teaching Specialist - Communication & Theatre Arts
  • Technical Expert
  • Terminal Manager
  • Title I Reading Teacher
  • Tools Editor
  • TradeshowPerson
  • Training Specialist
  • Transfer Advisor
  • TV Anchor/Reporter
  • Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
  • Vice President
  • Video Services Program Manager
  • Video/Audio Engineer
  • VP, International Marketing
  • Web Designer
  • Web Manager
  • Women's Director for the Kansas State Navigator Ministry
  • Work Comp Case Manager
  • Writing Consultant
  • Youth Associate
Employers
  • 20th Century Fox Television
  • 94.1 FM KRNA, 98.1 FM, KHAK, 104.5 FM KDAT
  • ABC Cable Networks Group
  • Adaptec, Inc.
  • AFMS
  • Aldine ISD
  • Alliance Global Investor Services
  • Allianz Life
  • Allied Insurance
  • Alpine Bank
  • Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • American Red Cross of the Tri-States
  • Anoka-Hennepin School District
  • Applied Art & Technology
  • Area Education Agency 267
  • Arizona Game and Fish Department
  • Arizona State University
  • Ashford University
  • BaHar Publishing
  • Beloit College
  • Best Buddies International
  • Black Hawk Freight Services
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Brown College
  • Camrory Broadcasting Inc.
  • Captiva Software
  • Castle & Cooke
  • Central College
  • Central Lakes College State of Minnesota
  • Cerner Corporation
  • City of Saint Paul
  • CNN
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Credit Union National Association
  • Davenport Public Library
  • Deluxe Corporation
  • Dept. of Natural Resources, State of Iowa
  • Des Moines Symphony
  • dhg Productions
  • Disney
  • DreamWorks SKG
  • East Riding College
  • EchoStar DISH Network
  • EdgeCore Marketing
  • Esquire Magazine
  • F.O.A Trends
  • FarmHouse Foundation
  • Federation Bank
  • First Minnesota Bank N.A.
  • Frank N. Magid Associates
  • Galesburg Broadcasting Company
  • Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
  • Ginsberg Jewelers
  • Good Day Iowa (Fox 28)
  • Grassley Works 2004
  • Great River Health Systems
  • Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems
  • Higher School of Economics at St. Petersburg
  • Home Depot
  • Howard County
  • i-FRONTIER, Interactive Advertising
  • IKON Enterprise Services
  • Illini Hospital
  • Illinois State University
  • Indian Hills Community College
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • ING
  • Ingersoll-Rand
  • InnerWorkings
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Iomega Corporation
  • Iowa Bankers Association
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • Iowa Democratic Party
  • Iowa State University
  • Iowa State University Alumni Association
  • Iowa Western Community College
  • ISU Extension
  • J.W.Morton & Associates
  • JEA - Electric-Water-Sewer Utility
  • Johnson County, Kansas
  • JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
  • Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors
  • Kaplan Higher Education Online
  • KCRG TV9 News
  • KGAN-TV
  • KPWB
  • KTTC
  • KWCH
  • KWWL-TV
  • KXEL Broadcasting Company
  • Lake Forest College
  • Laredo Independent School District
  • Loras College
  • Lotus Radio Corp.
  • Major League Baseball Advanced Media
  • Marketing Architects
  • Mc Farland Health Clinic
  • Meals on Wheels-Family Services
  • MediaInnovations
  • Midwestern Higher Education Compact
  • Minnesota Broadcasters Association
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services HIV/AIDS Division
  • Minnesota Legislature
  • Minnesota State Senate
  • Mississippi State University
  • Morrison Bros. Co.
  • Mount Mercy College
  • Mount Vernon High School
  • MSNBC
  • Muddville Productions
  • Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center
  • National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
  • National Pork Board
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • New York Life
  • NIVC Services
  • North Iowa Area Community College
  • North Mahaska Community School District
  • OnMedia TV Ad Sales
  • Pella Regional Health Center
  • PepsiCo
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Plattsmouth Community Schools
  • PMC, ProMap Corporation
  • Point Builders, Inc.
  • Practical Applications, Inc.
  • Principal Financial Group
  • ProFoam Inc.
  • Public Radio International
  • Quilting By Lori
  • Radio Iowa
  • Richards Law Office
  • Rockwell Automation
  • SCF Arizona
  • Schlapia, Inc.
  • Scrapbooking.com Magazine
  • Self-Northeast College
  • Self-employed
  • Self-Hawkeye Radio Properties, Inc.
  • Shoreline Creations, Ltd. (Publisher of Group Tour Magazine)
  • Signs & Designs
  • Simian
  • Simian Group
  • Skechers USA
  • Social Security Administration
  • Southeastern Community College
  • St Paul Travelers
  • St. Louis Rams
  • Starz Encore Group LLC
  • State Farm
  • State of Iowa
  • State of Nebraska
  • State Public Policy Group
  • Stayhealthy, Inc
  • STS Media
  • Summit Medical Sales
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
  • Taylor Industries
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Teaching Learning Technology Center-Our Lady of the Lake University
  • The Des Moines Register
  • The Integer Group
  • The Mudd Group
  • The Navigators
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Ohio State University at Marion
  • The Principal
  • The Principal Financial Group
  • The Radio Group
  • The University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
  • The University of Iowa, ITS Video Services 23LC
  • The University of South Dakota
  • TheKnot.com
  • TIAA-CREF
  • Tribuen Company/Sun-Sentinel
  • Trilix Marketing Group
  • Tubman Family Alliance
  • Turkey Valley Schools
  • UNI
  • UNI - Conference and Event Services
  • UNI - InTime Grant
  • UNI Continuing Education
  • United States Marine Corps
  • Univeristy of Nebraska at Omaha
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Iowa Foundation
  • University of Iowa: College of Medicine
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Richmond
  • Upper Iowa University
  • UPS
  • Video Monitoring Services
  • Vinton Shellsburg Schools
  • Von Maur
  • VT Industries Inc.
  • Waldorf College
  • Washington Community Schools
  • Waverly Health Center
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
  • West Bank
  • WOOD Magazine
  • World Leadership Institute
  • WOWT
  • WPDE
  • Yellow Book USA