30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

Which U.S. colleges are the best for students studying communications? Find out, and then check out our roundup of current job openings.

So, you’re going to pursue an education in communications?

Congratulations, deciding your major is a big step toward achieving a fulfilling career.

Now that you know what you would like to study, where you will do so is quite important.

College Factual’s list of the “2019 Best Communication and Media Studies Colleges in the U.S.” can help make the decision process a bit simpler.

Several factors were considered when ranking the colleges, such as the percentage of students who study communications, as well as those who earn bachelor’s and advanced degrees in the field. Other factors included “overall college quality” and “graduate earnings” from early-career salary (0–5 years’ experience) and mid-career salary (10+ years’ experience).

The University of Southern California earned the top spot. With great popularity comes great competition, though. (That’s how the saying goes, right?) A typical ACT score at the California university is 32, according to the report.

Here are the top 10 colleges featuring communications curricula:

  1. University of Southern California
  2. Stanford University
  3. Wake Forest University
  4. Northwestern University
  5. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  6. University of Denver
  7. University of Pennsylvania
  8. Emerson College
  9. Boston University
  10. American University

You’re not alone in the decision to study communications. Of the 384 majors evaluated in the report, “Communication & Media Studies” was the eighth most popular in the U.S.

See the full list here.

Already have your communications degree? The University of Michigan seeks a marketing communications specialist in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

It summarizes the position:

As a member of the communications team in the Office of Marketing & Communications, the marketing communications specialist will develop content across multiple communications channels that drive awareness of the school’s mission and organizational initiatives. In collaboration with the director of communications, the specialist will develop a systematic internal communications approach with new and creative ways to connect the Ross community. The ideal candidate will be a conceptual and strategic thinker who loves to write and is able to thrive in a highly collaborative environment.

Finishing up your college education and looking for an internship? LinkedIn seeks a communications intern in San Francisco.

Not the job for you? See what else we have in our weekly professional pickings:

Senior manager of executive and internal communications—GitHub (California)

Internal communications digital content manager—GitHub (California)

Senior vice president of marketing and communications—Pittsburgh International Airport (Pennsylvania)

Writer-researcher—Phillips Media Relations (New York)

Internal communications director—Agios Pharmaceuticals (Massachusetts)

Senior public information officer—University of California, Merced (California)

Product manager, digital publications—Twin Cities PBS (Minnesota)

Marketing communications manager—American Heart Association (Ohio)

Senior product marketing manager—Monotype (New York)

Brand marketing specialist—Keen Footwear (Canada)

Public relations and digital manager—University of Wisconsin-Madison (Wisconsin)

Marketing manager—Baptist Memorial Health Care (Tennessee)

Southwest partner marketing manager—Adobe (France)

Editorial assistant—Key Media and Research (Virginia)

PR manager—Aspire (United Kingdom)

Public relations manager—ARPR (Georgia)

Senior vice president of communications and government affairs—Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (Nevada)

Senior public relations specialist—Children’s Minnesota (Minnesota)

Marketing and communications manager—BC Tech (Canada)

Customer marketing manager—Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Texas)

Data editor—Pacific Standard (California)

Marketing manager—Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (Pennsylvania)

Associate public relations manager—Reebok (Massachusetts)

Media and PR manager—International Justice Mission (Washington, D.C.)

Content marketing manager—GE Healthcare (Wisconsin)

Marketing manager—The Law Society of Scotland (United Kingdom)

Channel marketing manager—The E.E. Scripps Company (New York)

Senior PR manager—Blackboard (Virginia)

Marketing and public relations manager—Princeton University (New Jersey)

Associate dean for communications—Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland)

Associate marketing manager—University City Science Center (Pennsylvania)

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