Communication Careers and Outcomes

One year after their graduation from houghton

100% of communication majors responding to a recent survey reported being employed or in graduate school.

Selected employment after one year.

  • Marketing Assistant, Legend Properties
  • New Media Account Executive, WRAL-TV
  • Outreach Coordinator, AmeriCorps
  • Producer, InterMotion media
  • Staff Associate, Young Life

Selected grad school enrollment after one year.

  • M.A. Higher Education, Geneva College
  • M.A. Counseling, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.F.A. Graphic Design, Academy of Art University
  • M.B.A. John Paul the Great Catholic University

Communication Alumni

Barbara Pinto '86

Principal,  Barbara Pinto Productions; former ABC Network News and CNBC Correspondent

Elaine Tooley '05

Director of Creative Communication, Wake Forest University

M.A. Integrated Marketing Communication, St. Bonaventure University

Raphael Derungs '14

Video Producer,  InterMotion Media

Evan Anstey '15

Multimedia Producer,  WBTA Radio

What can I do and where can I go with a major in Communication?

Positions held by graduates

  • Advertising account executive
  • College administration
  • Editors
  • Feature journalists for an NPR affiliate
  • Film producer
  • High school teachers
  • Human Resources Director
  • Journalists
  • Librarians
  • Marketing representatives
  • Media manager for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Newspaper editors
  • Non-profit administration
  • Pastor
  • Politicians
  • Public relations
  • Radio positions
  • Sports marketing/promotions
  • Technical writer
  • Television news director
  • Television sports anchor
  • Web designer
  • Youth ministers

Graduate Schools attended

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston University
  • DePaul University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gonzaga University
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Regent University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Syracuse University
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hawaii
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rochester
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Southern California - Annenburg School for Communication
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vermont
  • Wayne State University
  • Wheaton College
  • William & Mary

For more information on career planning, visit the Houghton College Vocational Opportunities and Career Advising Center (VOCA).
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