Communication - Life After Fairfield

A major in Communication prepares students for careers in a variety of communication and other industries, as well as for graduate study in areas such as communication, education, law, politics, public administration, social work, and business. Our majors and minors will also develop the skills necessary to make valuable contributions to society and develop a commitment to influence the media and other organizations to become more just and socially responsible.

Our graduates are attractive to many employers who identify communication skills as the most important factor in hiring and promotion decisions. Employers also value our students' intensive coursework in the major, the experience gained from the internship, and the broad liberal education that all Fairfield students receive. The department regularly sponsors career events to help students think about their future careers and how communication classes connect to communication practice. Fairfield alumni have found employment in:

  • Advertising
  • Communication education
  • Communication training
  • Community affairs
  • Consumer research
  • Copy editing, design, and creative services
  • Corporate / organizational communication
  • Educational leadership and communication
  • Environmental communication
  • Health communication / administration
  • Human resources
  • Journalism
  • Management leadership and training
  • Marketing and consumer research
  • Media planning and buying
  • Mediation and diplomacy
  • Non-profit communication
  • Patient services
  • Public information and policy
  • Public opinion research
  • Sales and sales training
  • Social and human services
  • Strategic communication


com_students_ny_conf10Others have gone on to graduate school to study law, communication, business, education, and journalism at schools including:

  • Columbia University
  • Boston College
  • University of North Carolina

Learn more about how Fairfield's Career Planning Center can support your post-graduate goals, and how Fairfield's tight-knit alumni network can build career and mentoring opportunities that last a lifetime.

And check out how a few recent alums have navigated their career path from Fairfield University to industry professionals at the Media Careers Night!